Opera On Wheels
Opera on Wheels is designed to create opportunities for the children of our community to experience educational, interactive, live opera
A Saint Patrick's Day celebration of music, poetry, and dance. Join us for this cultural event and a casual reception following the performance. All proceeds fund Opera On Wheels
Our Annual Benefit provides funding for our various outreach programs. The 2015 recipient of our 'MCLO VIRTUOSO AWARD' was noneother than Aretha Franklin
The Children's Chorus is diverse, made up of approximately 32 members from the metropolitan Detroit area. The choir is under the direction of Mary Callaghan Lynch.
OPERA ON WHEELS
The Motor City Lyric Opera’s 'Opera on Wheels' educational outreach program teaches ethics through the magic of music. Bringing 'opera with a message' to children is one of the major goals of The Motor City Lyric Opera. 'Opera on Wheels' is one of the few opera outreach programs of its kind in the nation. It is designed to create opportunities for children from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds to experience educational, interactive, live opera performances by trained singers. Last season's production of "The Billy Goat's Gruff," a one-act opera in English, was experienced by thousands of Detroit area children free of charge.
“The Billy Goat's Gruff” is a 40-minute opera for children of all ages (sung in English)
At the end of the performance, cast members pass out a lollypop to each student, reinforcing the message, “No Bullying"
Students receive a study guide so they can become familiar with operatic terms, etc.
After the performance, there is a “talk back,” giving students the opportunity to ask questions of the performers.
Due to sponsorship, there is no cost for this production.
The audience receives an evaluation form to complete and return, so that we may better serve the children.
The Children's Chorus is diverse, made up of approximately 32 members who reside throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. The choir is under the direction of Mary Callaghan Lynch.
The Children’s Chorus performs annually at our Holiday on Wheels outreach program and at the annual Patricktide concert. The chorus is also scheduled to perform at the Motor City Lyric Opera annual benefit - An Enchanted Evening- in June.