Little Opera


Services & Impact

Little Opera is a 9-month after-school opera creation program that gives students of diverse backgrounds exposure to and training in multiple art forms at once.

Our San Francisco after-school program brings together K-8 students from different backgrounds to write, compose, design, rehearse, and perform original opera.

Here’s what we’re building:

  • A diverse community
    • Despite being one of the most progressive cities in the United States, San Francisco’s students are more segregated than ever — 30% attend a school dominated by a single race or ethnic group. Our students deserve better, which is why we bring students of all backgrounds and abilities together to build a community that’s as diverse as our city is.

  • Ambitiously comprehensive arts education
    • Students experience 6 art forms (music composition, writing, singing, acting, dance, and design) as they create their final masterpiece: A Little Opera. While this might sound extravagant, opera just means ‘work’, and that’s exactly what our students do!

  • 100% Student Imagined

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” –Carl Sagan

    • We encourage our students to go beyond their own lives, and into their imagination. Why? Because a future you can't imagine is a future you will never reach.

100% of your donation goes to making this program affordable and accessible for every single one of our students.

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