"How Nanita Learned to Make Flan" Opera for 3rd Graders

In October 2015, all third grade children in Craven and Jones counties were bused to Grover C. Fields for the annual program presented by Opera Xpress of Charlotte. For many children, this was their first experience with a live program on stage. It was presented in the AM and PM to accommodate all the children. The opera was How Nanita Learned to Make Flan. This story was based on the celebration of Quinceañera, which is a celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in Latin American communities. This birthday is celebrated differently from any other as it marks the transition from childhood to young womanhood. This was made possible by funding from

"Tortoise and the Hare" Opera for 3rd graders at Grover C. Fields Middle School

Opera Express presented the "Tortoise and the Hare", an opera based on a children’s story to the delight of the audience. This may be the only time that these children may have the opportunity to view and interact with an opera company. This is a multifaceted educational experience for the children, who have read the story, interact during the opera then follow-up with writing about it.

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New Bern, NC 28561-2213
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