Salt Marsh Opera is proud to present its first original-commissioned work of the year. This imaginative retelling of a classic nursery rhyme embarks on a journey with two best friends separated atop Happening Hill. The story follows them as they search for one another through forest and field, encountering characters who inspire them to greater efforts and new ways of thinking. Will they be reunited, or will the personal growth each of them experiences along the way have to be enough? To find out, call (860) 535-0753 and get your tickets. The perfect event for parents to enjoy with their children, reserve your seats today for the only public performance of Jack and Jill and the Happening Hill!
MUSIC AT THE LIGHTHOUSE | JULY 15
6:00 pm | The Old Lighthouse Museum, Stonington, CT
Join us at the Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington, Connecticut, for an event as beautiful as its backdrop. Located on the edge of Little Narragansett Bay, the gorgeous water views make this one of the premier venues in Southern New England for an outdoor musical performance. Call (860) 535-0753 today for tickets, and reserve an evening of music featuring timeless Opera classics and hits from Broadway musical favorites!
OPERA IN THE PARK | AUGUST 31
6:00 pm | Old Saybrook Town Green, Old Saybrook, CT
Continuing the trend of Open-air Opera, our Opera in the Park takes place on the Old Saybrook Town Green, adjacent to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Join our amazing singers for an evening featuring songs from some of the greatest musical writers of all time. Perfect for a picnic with family and friends or a relaxing evening all to yourself, we recommend a ten dollar donation (no donation for children 14 and under) to benefit Salt Marsh Opera at the gate.
Every year, Salt Marsh Opera brings the beauty and charm of Opera into local schools. The Kids Love Opera! program does more than provide young minds with a day of theater, it immerses them in the Opera experience. During a 45-minute classroom session with a singer and accompanist, students learn about the history, plot and composition of an opera, then explore songs in a shared learning experience. Shortly thereafter we present a full production, where the students are able to use and appreciate everything they’ve learned.
Not only does Kids Love Opera! nurture the children’s creative appreciation, it teaches valuable lessons in teamwork and exposes them to the multifaceted world of performing arts. The program is customizable to meet any school’s enrichment goals and enhance cross-curriculum lesson plans.
Salt Marsh Opera has been providing southeastern CT and southern RI with well-received Opera since 2001. Our efforts to grow Opera are made possible through the generosity of our community foundations, corporate sponsors and individual donors. Your generous support helps us expand and enrich our Kids Love Opera! program in a number of ways. It helps create dynamic, multi-media guides to accompany classroom instruction. Support also enables us to deliver complete productions to multiple schools in varying regions, such as this year’s original opera Jack and Jill and the Happening Hill!
With different levels of corporate and individual sponsorship, there’s always a way to help reach and inspire local communities. To see how you can become a sustainer and help bring music to life for children throughout Southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island click here.