Opera On The Go!

The Three Little Pigs

An operatic version of a classic tale, set to the music of Mozart as arranged by John Davies

The Florentine Opera is excited to present John Davies’ operatic arrangement of The Three Little Pigs, telling the classic children’s tale to the music of W.A. Mozart.  While brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of straw and sticks, their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on “huff-proof, puff-proof” home construction.  After Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys’ flimsy homes, they run to their sister’s sturdy new brick house quite ready to admit that going to the library and reading books is a pretty smart thing to do after all.

Length: 40 minutes
Performed in English
(suitable for grades K-5)
By John Davies

The Florentine Opera will entertain and engage students in schools, libraries, and various community venues for eight weeks beginning in January, 2018.

The Three Little Pigs features the 2018-2019 Baumgartner Studio Artists. These artists-in-residence portray the characters and facilitate an educational, post-performance question and answer session with audiences.

The Florentine Opera Company provides schools with a Teacher Resource Guide* designed to enhance student’s learning experience. The resource guide provides supplemental opera and music education materials, and connects the program to Wisconsin Academic Standards. Using visual, aural and action methods, The Three Little Pigs exposes students to opera in a multi-disciplinary format. Additionally, students receive the developmental benefits of arts education, such as expanded abstract thinking and problem solving abilities, increased interest in self-expression, and a venue to enhance self-discipline, communication skills, perseverance and leadership.


Download the resource guide

For more information or to schedule a performance: 
Contact John Stumpff, Education & Outreach Manager, at 414-291-5700 ext. 214.