Opera On The Go!


An operatic version of the children’s literary classic, based on scenes from operas by W.A. Mozart and J. Offenbach.

The Florentine Opera Company is excited to announce our commissioned, world premiere children’s opera by John Davies.

Synopsis to follow

Length: 45 minutes
Performed in English
(suitable for grades K-5)
By John Davies

Goldie B. Locks – Overview: January-April, 2015.

From the composer who brought us The Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red’s Most Unusual Day, Pinocchio and Jack and the Beanstalk comes another clever tale created to introduce children to opera. Due to popular demand, the Florentine Opera has commissioned this new work  to entertain and engage students in schools, libraries, and various community venues for ten weeks beginning in January, 2015.

Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears features the 2014-2015 Florentine Opera Studio Artists. These artists-in-residence portray the beloved characters and facilitated an educational, post-performance question and answer session with audiences.

The Florentine Opera Company provides teachers 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, Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears 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 Teacher Resource Guide for Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears

For more information or to schedule a performance: 
Contact Sarah Jones, Education & Outreach Coordinator, at 414-291-5700 ext. 214.