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. For a quick glimpse of what we're all about, check out this terrific promo video by Emilija Baksys.

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2018 Flatbread Fundraiser

On Tuesday May 1, Flatbread in Davis Square will donate to Family Opera
$3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold.
Come eat flatbreads and support Family Opera!

2018 Science Festival Chorus

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

 

 

THREE FREE PERFORMANCES!
During the two weekends of school vacation week

     
   SUN April 15 at 5:30pm at the Museum of Science
   SAT April 21 at 3:00pm at the Cambridge Main Library
   SUN April 22 at 3:00pm at the Peabody School
     

Peruse/download our program booklet

This concert of brilliant and enlightening songs about biodiversity,
for audiences of all ages, included topics such as:
how biodiversity is created and lost, each of the biological kingdoms,
a tribute to E.O. Wilson, a medley written by Cambridge Public School students,
and a mini-opera composed by local kids with guidance from Boston Lyric Opera!

This unique intergenerational chorus was accompanied
by a slideshow of lyrics and children’s artwork.

Music and Lyrics by: Andrea Gaudette, David Haines, Bruce Lazarus,
Lauren Mayer, Jill Pelavin, Molly Ruggles, and Graham Treacher
Directed by Laura Backley

Click HERE for more about the songs and the composers who wrote them

Listen to Science Chorus performances from 2015, 2016, and 2017

                        

2018 Family Opera

Many thanks to our cast, crew, and
audiences for a terrific production!

 

PHOTO SLIDESHOW, FIRST WEEKEND:

 

Words by two-time Grammy-winning storyteller BILL HARLEY
Music by Stanford University Professor PAUL PHILLIPS
Directed by David Bass and Kathy Lindsay
Choreography by Rachel Zimmerman
Logo by Jen Fuchel

This exciting and beautiful new opera is set at the historical Weedpatch school,
built and run by determined Oklahoma migrants who show resilience and humor
in the face of hardship and hostility from the settled Californians. [SYNOPSIS]
Presented by an inter-generational cast in English with side titles.
Links about Weedpatch HERE, HERE, and HERE
Song samples from Weedpatch here (trio, opening chorus, and folk song snippet).

 

PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, March 17 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, March 18 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Saturday, March 24 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, March 25 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
SEE WHEN YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS PERFORMED!

Performances were at the Peabody School  (Directions, map, parking)
70 Rindge Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

Download a publicity flyer ( COLOR, COLOR-NO-BACKGROUND, or GRAYSCALE )
View/Download our program booklet HERE

PHOTO SLIDESHOW FROM DRESS REHEARSAL:
(higher-resolution, slower-loading version HERE)

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."