Musical Storytime

Musical Storytime

Join members of the Arizona Opera Education Department every two weeks VIRTUALLY for Storytime with a musical twist! Travel with us as we visit Cinderella, explore the forest with Hansel and Gretel, take up residence at The Metropolitan Opera House, and more! Each selected story is woven together with musical experts to enhance the story being presented.

Starting Friday, September 25, 2020 through December, we will be releasing a new musical story every two weeks! Be sure to follow us on social media and sign up for our email list to enjoy each unique musical story.

Arizona Opera’s Department of Education programs are made possible through the support of: Karen Fruen, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, Dr. Rex Brewster, Invest in Kids Charitable Gift Fund, The Moreno Family Foundation, The Arizona Republic, Fillman Gorin Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, and Desert Diamond Casino West Valley.

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Musical Storytime
  • Because by Mo Willems

    The story of how little things can have a big effect. It starts with Beethoven inspiring Schubert, which lead to symphonies around the world performing his music. This inspiration ultimately leads to a young girl whose uncle is too sick to attend the symphony, so her aunt brings her in his place....

  • Cuentos musicales con la Ópera de Arizona: Because by Mo Willems

    Acompaña a los miembros del Departamento de Educación de la Ópera de Arizona cada dos semanas VIRTUALMENTE para la hora del cuento con un toque musical! Viaja con nosotros mientras visitamos a Cenicienta, exploramos el bosque con Hansel y Gretel, establecemos residencia en The Metropolitan Opera ...

  • Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo by John Lithgow

    This zany picture book follows a boy who attends a concert next to the zoo. Bored with the performance, he begins dozing off. Suddenly the concert gets out of hand when the zoo animals storm the stage and play the instruments themselves!

    Arizona Opera is reading this book with permission from Si...

  • Nunca Toques Música Justo Al Lado Del Zoológico

    ¡Acompaña a los miembros del Departamento de Educación de la Ópera de Arizona cada dos semanas VIRTUALMENTE para la hora del cuento con un toque musical! Viaja con nosotros mientras visitamos a Cenicienta, exploramos el bosque con Hansel y Gretel, establecemos residencia en The Metropolitan Opera...

  • Pet of the Met by Lydia and Don Freeman

    Maestro Petrini is very lucky. He is the only mouse who works at the Metropolitan Opera House. The only danger is Mefisto, the Opera House cat, who hates music - and mice! Then one day, the Petrini family attends a performance of The Magic Flute, and something happens to Mefisto that proves just ...

  • Mascota del Met por Lydia y Don Freeman

    ¡Acompaña a los miembros del Departamento de Educación de la Ópera de Arizona cada dos semanas VIRTUALMENTE para la hora del cuento con un toque musical! Viaja con nosotros mientras visitamos a Cenicienta, exploramos el bosque con Hansel y Gretel, establecemos residencia en The Metropolitan Opera...

  • Cinderella Retold by Barbara Karlin, Illustrated By James Marshall

    Poor Cinderella! Her life is just fine - until her father marries a nasty woman with two even nastier daughters. When the girls are invited to a ball given in honor of the prince, they plan to leave Cinderella behind to do the house work. But Cinderella's fairy godmother has other ideas... Filled...

  • Cenicienta por Barbara Karlin, Ilustrado por James Marshall

    ¡Pobre Cenicienta! Su vida estaba bien hasta que su padre se casó con una mujer desagradable con dos hijas aún más desagradables. Cuando las damas son invitadas a un baile en honor al príncipe, planean dejar atrás a Cenicienta para que se quede limpiando la casa Pero la hada madrina de Cenicient...

  • Hansel and Gretel - by James Marshall

    Join Hansel and Gretel as they embark on a journey to find their way back home, but it is not without a few obstacles along the way. After being sent into the woods with only a loaf of bread they devise a plan of how to get back home. It is not long before they stumble on the most delicious house...

  • Hansel y Gretel de James Marshall

    Acompaña a Hansel y Gretel mientras se embarcan en un viaje para encontrar el camino de regreso a casa, pero no sin algunos obstáculos en el camino. Después de ser enviados al bosque con solo una barra de pan, idean un plan de cómo regresar a casa. No pasa mucho tiempo antes de que se topen con l...