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Composed by Stephen Paulus

Libretto by Alistair Reid

Project Opera – Minnesota Opera 

The Lab Theatre


Kelvin Ying



Daniel Ellis

Music Director

Dale Kruse

Set and Projection Design

Daniel Ellis


Lighting Design

Jesse Cogswell


Costume Design

Emily Rosenmeie

Project Opera is Minnesota Opera’s youth training program. It is one of the most exciting and unique programs in the country for talented young singers in grades 4-12. Each year Project Opera performs one opera specifically composed for kids for audiences of kids. Project Opera singers also serve as the children’s chorus in Minnesota Opera main stage productions. 


Graduates have gone on to study music at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Oberlin College Conservatory, Lawrence Conservatory, Luther College, and St. Olaf College, among others, and have performed with opera companies throughout the US, Canada, and Europe including: Glyndebourne, the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Theater of St Louis, Portland Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Sarasota Opera, Theater Koblenz, Madison Opera, Opera Saratoga, Mill City Opera, Skylark Opera, and Minnesota Opera.

Photos courtesy of Minnesota Opera

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