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KIDS

A SHORT DOCUMENTARY

A celebration of "Creating Original Opera" — the Metropolitan Opera Guild program founded in 1979 — Opera Kids follows the journey of a fifth grade class creating an opera from scratch. Behind the scenes, the stakes could not feel higher, as students take their first collaborative steps — writing, composing, designing, staging, and acting out their own dramatic musical creation. Their hard work leads to a culminating performance and lessons for a lifetime. Simultaneously, the founding members of “Creating Original Opera” recall the program’s groundbreaking past and its legacy that continues to this day.

Opera Kids, Opera Kids Movie, Opera Kids Documentary, Opera Kids Film, Metropolitan Opera, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Creating Original Opera, Fifth Grade Opera, Lower School Opera, Max Sturm, Students Compose Opera, Project Based Learning, Arts Education, Music Education, Theater Education, Arts Program, LOVA, La Opera, un Vehiculo de Aprendizaje, Opera Vehicle for Learning, Elementary School Opera, Creating Opera, Original Opera, Dwight-Englewood School, Dwight Englewood School, Dwight Englewood, 60.46 Productions, Mary Heveran, Mary Ruth McGinn, Bruce Taylor, JoAnn Forman, Joseph Alessi, John Monton, Greg Pliska, Jesse Ehredt, Pedro Sarmiento, Debra Scesa, Shellie Bransford, Margie Duffield, Jonathan Levi, Deborah Pittman, Peter Hoyle, Danny Ashkenasi, Foundation SaludArte, Kid Opera, Opera Kid, Children's Opera, The Kennedy Center, Opera News, Arts Based Curriculum, Arts Infusion, Arts Integration, Arts Instruction, Teaching Artist, In School Project, Musical Kids, Kids Musical

FILMMAKERS

sound supervisor

& sound design

Jesse Ehredt

post-production sound

Colette Dahanne
Chase Goodings

Jennifer Seip

colorist

Derrick Woodyard

archival photography
60.46 Productions
Foundation SaludArte
Christoph Gelfand
Mary Heveran
Peter Hoyle
Judith Lane
LÓVA
John McCabe
Mary Ruth McGinn
Juan Olcina Molina
Diane Englander Peyser
Debbie Scesa
Gene Searchinger

The Children's School, PS 372

The Kennedy Center
The Metropolitan Opera Guild

a film by

Joseph Alessi

Max Sturm

produced by

Max Sturm

associate produced by
John Monton

edited by

Max Sturm

photography

Joseph Alessi
Rachael Kliman
John Monton
Samuel Newman
Matthew Strother 
Max Sturm

production sound

Tim Cosman
Bob Fivehouse
John Monton

original music

& arrangements

Greg Pliska

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