2019 Family Opera

Thanks to our cast, crew and audience for a fantastic production!

Please visit our event page for all the details and to hear a complete audio recording of the performances.



2019 Science Festival Chorus

Many thanks to our chorus and audience
for three successful performances!


Directed by Sarah Eastman and David Bass

Performances:       Saturday April 13 at 3:00pm at the Broad Institute
   Sunday April 14 at 3:00pm at the Cambridge Public Library (main library)
   Saturday April 20 at 3:00pm at the Peabody School

For the thirteenth consecutive year, North Cambridge Family Opera presented a program of science songs at the Cambridge Science Festival (April 12-21 2019). This year's production celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. We presented a program of twenty songs about the history, challenges, and potential destinations of space travel, including songs by eleven contemporary composers about animals in space, the exploration of Mars, and what happens as you approach the speed of light. We also sang a medley of songs composed by Cambridge Public School students under the direction of David Haines and Andrea Gaudette, as part of their CPS Songwriting Workshops. The entire program included an accompanying slideshow of song lyrics and children's artwork.

Click here for demos of the music from One Whole Step for Man and information about the composers and lyricists who wrote it.

And listen to/watch our 2017 performance of Singin' of the Rain and our 2016 performance of Giants of Science.


Our Mission: We provide children and adults the experience of telling stories through song, by performing original, entirely-sung operas and oratorios, with lyrics and music accessible and appealing to audiences of all ages. Below is a 3-minute introduction to what makes NCFO unique! (For more detail, here's a 12-minute version.)

New operas

We are always interested in hearing about new operas or entirely-sung musicals which might be suitable for our group. Please click here for more details of what we are looking for in the way of a "family opera."