2024 Family Opera

Announcing Our 2024 Family Opera:


Everyone gets in!
Please register to audition for our menagerie of beasties!
Auditions (for casting assignments): October 14 to 22, 2023
Performances: Tentatively March 16-17 and March 23-24, 2024


Rain Dance, inspired by Tish Farrell's story, "The Hare Who Would Not Be King," was written by Stuart Hancock (music) and Donald Sturrock (libretto). It is the tale of animals on the South African savannah facing a drought, the Machiavellian lion whom they elect to lead them, and their unlikely hero, a brilliant but neurotic and politically apathetic rabbit.

Read the synopsis and hear demo recordings, and watch videos of NCFO's 2014 performances of Rain Dance.

Everyone age 7 or older who wants to perform will be accepted (children under 10 require a participating adult), but we need to hear you sing for casting and voice part assignments. See our auditions page for details.

Meanwhile, sign up on our mailing list, and email info23@familyopera.org if you have questions.

Rain Dance was commissioned by the W11 Opera for Young People and first performed by them in December 2010.

Our Mission

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. This video is a 3-minute introduction to what makes NCFO unique! (For more detail, here's a 12-minute version.)

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Previous Science Festival Chorus productions available HERE

New Works

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."