Every season Opera for the Young receives thousands of pictures and thank you letters, but a video showing children inspired by OFtY to create art is a rare treat! OFtY staff were thrilled to receive this clip from Randall Elementary in Madison, WI. Click the picture above to watch the students perform original text to Mozart’s music.
Following OFtY’s performance of The Magic Flute, students discussed the importance of articulation and enunciation with their music teacher, Beth Kiser. A third grader from the audience asked: “So the queen of the dark planet was the queen of the moon and it’s made of cheese–so they would all live in cheese. Right?” The students laughed and came up with the first few lines of the parody as a class. Several students took it with them to recess and came back with the completed parody. Their original words invite you to come to Wisconsin and try our cheese!