Houston Grand Opera offers two touring programs serving children: Opera to Go! and Storybook Opera. Opera to Go! (OTG) delivers high-energy opera to schools, libraries, and community centers in a fully staged, 45-minute performance for grades pre-K through 8. Performances are sung in English or English/Spanish. OTG brings costumes, sets, and beautiful music to life! Shows are available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Teachers receive a study guide in advance. The 2020-21 season features a world-premiere opera, Katie: The Strongest of the Strong, which tells the true story of Kate Sandwina, a strong woman who toured with P.T. Barnum and fought for women’s rights in the early 20th century. An engaging and enjoyable introduction to opera for young children (pre-K through grade 2), Storybook Opera brings singing storytellers to schools and libraries for 30 minutes of captivating fun with opera-based books! English or bilingual programs are available on weekdays or weekends by request. Photo by Lynn Lane.

Additional information



Contact name

Chelsea Lerner

Contact address

510 Preston Street Houston TX 77002

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Public performance

$75 – $1100

School performance

$75 – $1100

Workshop fees
Travel per diem lodging

$50 – $1350 (per day)




Special audiences

Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Very Large

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