Opera Xpress

The educational touring company of Opera Carolina, Opera Xpress has been bringing learning to life through musical storytelling with students, teachers, and families for 50 years!

Opera Xpress is brought right into your school and is accompanied by a curriculum-linked learning guide to connect the opera to your classroom for a lasting learning experience.

  • Production is designed expressly for K-5 students
  • Designed with audience as part of the show
  • Learning guide focuses on curriculum priorities, prepares students for experience & extends into the classroom afterward
  • Live Q&A with artists 

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Opera Xpress 2022/23

The Tortoise and The Hare

Written by Nathan Baer and Steve Witting, Story Adaptation by Yoko Stetson

Our less-than-humble Hare has just won another race when Tortoise speaks up that she wants to join the track team.  After he tells her that she can’t be on the team because she’s a turtle, our tenacious Tortoise challenges Hare to a race for her place on the team.  Will sheer speed take the lead or will slow and steady determination win the race?