Opera Unlimited seeks to promote appreciation and understanding of music, especially opera, by introducing it to school-aged children throughout New Mexico. Upon request, we present professional opera performances to elementary schools and libraries across the state.
In 1990 a group of professional educators, musicians, and theatrical performers founded Opera Unlimited in the mutual concern that children were lacking more and more in an acquaintance with opera. Unique in our approach, Opera Unlimited is the only non-profit performance company dedicated to the children of the New Mexico.
Each year we operate an outreach program which is available throughout New Mexico. This program offers operas specifically designed to fit into the schedule of the schools and libraries we visit while remaining fun and exciting for the children with a question and answer period if time allows after the performance. Opera Unlimited has performed to over 50 schools and libraries, and 22,000 children annually. Presently we are touring Jack and the Beanstalk, Aesop's Fables, and Three Billy Goats Gruff. For more information or to schedule a performance please contact our Outreach Performance Coordinator Warren Wilgus at (505) 219-1998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the past 19 years, Opera Unlimited has conducted a summer camp that educated children in the many aspects of music and theater by producing an operetta, that is presented to the public at the end of camp. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to hold an in-person camp in 2020. Instead, we had a virtual camp where the participants learned all about how to become a character including how to use their bodies when acting and singing, and how to use make-up and costume to define their character. They also learned what it is like to be a professional Gilbert & Sullivan actor in New York City and how a musician writes and opera.
We expect to resume a "normal" summer opera camp in 2021, which will feature Hans Krasa's Brundibar, and Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial By Jury. Further details can be seen at 2021 Summer Opera Day Camp Information. For further information about the 2021 Summer Opera Day Camp, please contact Cy Hoffman at email@example.com.