Making Opera Accessible and Affordable for Children in Northern Virginia
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We love to hear from the kids after they see the Children's Opera. Here are a few of the letters...
Dear Performers Thank you for giving tickets to us and Thank you for the beautiful acting. Thank you
for the show. I liked the part when the whale ahohed. Where did the whale shadow comd from? Where did
the noise get loud from? How did Pinocchio's nose get longer? How did the fairy turn pinocchio's nose
Dear Ms Miller and Mr Lienes,
The Nightingale was nice. The singing and the costumes were great. The singing was awesome because of the sound. The costumes had nice details. There were different colors and sparkles. My favorite charactors were the mechanical nightingale and the real nightingale. Thank you for helping us see the Nightingale. It was great.
Dear Ms Miller,
Thank you for inviting us to the Opera. We had a fun time, because many of us haven't been to an opera before. I enjoyed the opera and the music and acting in it. I really appreciated the invitation to the opera. Thank you.
Dear Ms Miller,
I just wanted to thank you for letting us attend your opera, the Nightingale. My favorite parts were when the Nightingale sang. I thought she had an exceptional voice. The sets were also very cool and the costumes looked like traditional wear. I especially liked the dresses that the 2 peacocks wore. The designs were so cool. I would have loved to have worn that.
"I wanted to write to thank you and the Northern Virginia Opera Guild for offering the
children of AHC's low-income communities free and reduced tickets to your children's
performances each year. The children love the shows and exposing them to good theater
encourages an appreciation for art and music that we hope will benifit them throughout
their lives. The parents who attend as chaperones for the children also enjoy the
performances, and they appreciate the opportunity to give a valuable but affordable
experience to their children."
-Jennifer, Affordable Housing Corporation, Inc.
"We really enjoyed the show! The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is one of my
personally favorite stories. I felt the show was able to pick up on all the major points
of the book, and yet keep it short enough for younger children's attention. The costuming
was fun and the props easily understood. I really enjoyed the music and was amazed at how
few people were producing it! I hope we will get to see another performance soon!"
-Linda, a Girl Scout Troop Leader
"Dear Opera, It was fun seeing the opera. I liked the characters and the lights. Please
have more operas soon."
-Danielle, 6 years old
"Thank you so much for getting a sponsor for the opera tickets for our students. They just
love it. This was probably one of the few opportunities for them to see a live opera."
-Judy, An Alexandria City Teacher
"Thank you so very much for the 20 tickets that were donated by the Opera Guild on behalf
of our foster children and their foster parents for the opera, Nightingale. The feedback
that I have received has been very positive."
-Leslie, a Foster Home Coordinator
"It was really fun at the opera and funny because when the ladys were singing and screaming
and laughing too. I had a great time at the opera and thanks again for the tickets."
-Mayra, an elementary school student
"On behalf of all the Shelter House families who were able to attend the Opera Theater of
Northern Virginia's production of Charlotte's Web, thank you for this extraordinary
opportunity. All of the Shelter House residents who attended the show had a wonderful time.
Live productions such as Charlotte's Web are special for the homeless families at Shelter
House in many ways. First, in going to see the production as a group, our families get
to spend quality time with one another, something they rarely have the chance to do. The
families were also able to see a live performance, an opportunity many of the families
may not have had before. Finally, the children were able to see a live interpretation
of a book that many of them have read in school, reinforcing this timeless story's life
lessons. Again, thank you so much for providing this very unique and important cultural
opportunity to the homeless community in Fairfax County."
-Jamie, A Shelter House, Inc. Volunteer Coordinator