FILMMAKERS

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

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

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

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

FOUNDERSCHAMPIONS, TEACHERS

champions

Danny Ashkenasi
Shellie Bransford
Margie Duffield
Beverly Ffolkes-Bryant
Judith Lane
Jonathan Levi

Lynn Marlowe
Mary Ruth McGinn
Deborah Pittman
Greg Pliska
Beth Roberts
Ellen Singer

founders

JoAnn Forman

Bruce Taylor

teachers

Elisa Garcia
Mary Heveran
Lorna Milbauer
Erik Swanson

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

OPERA

KIDS

fifth graders

Alex
Alexa
Alexandra
Amina
Beata
Brandon G.
Brandon H.
Brandon K.
Chloe
Daniel
Derek
Emily K.
Emily M.
Emily N.
Faith
Jacinta
Jason
Joe
June
Justin
Kalpana
Katie E.
Katie L.
Laura
Laurie
Leah
Manuel

Marisa
Martin
Michelle M.
Michelle Y.
Murad
Nastasia
Noah
Ohm
Pablo
Philip
Rebecca
Roxane
Ryan
Sally
Sydney

lower schoolers

Allie
Ashley
Bea
Carsten
Charlie
CJ
Ehren
Imaan
Karina
Kashif
Myriam

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

CONTRIBUTORS

Susan Abramson, Ziara Albritton, Joseph Alessi, Maria Alessi, Joseph Algrant, Daniel Amerman, Jody Gottfried Arnhold, Danny Ashkenasi, Julian Torres Barbosa, Anita Bland, Shellie Bransford, Ann Carlock, Samantha Cole, Tim Cosman, Catherine Cusick, Deborah Davall, Peter Davies, Rodney De Jarnett, Lisa Dove, Jim Dusenbery, Scott Eck, Madison Farrar, Hilary Felgran, Steven Felgran, Henry Fernaine, Clark Frankel, Jacqui Friedman, Leslie Friedman, Stan Friedman, Danielle Frimer, Maria Sanchez Gardner, Gabrielle Gasbarro, Estefania Gomez, Lydia Grajauskas, Dylan Greiss, Gordon Grinberg, Charity Haygood, Caroline Hazarian, Hunter Herdlicka, Mary Heveran, Stuart Holt, Anthony Jannelli, Ben Kantor, Kara Kaplan, Steve Klose, Elly Lachman, Kimberly Lalli, Marco Lau, Gil Levy, Kim Lewis, David Lilly, Martha Ling, James Manno, Maribel Mateos, Phoebe Mattana, Jennifer McCabe, John McCabe, Mary Ruth McGinn, Matildelis Medina, Aiyana Mourtos, K Andrew Murphy, Jared Oliff-Lieberman, Peggy Pastor, Diane Englander Peyser, Paul Peyser, Katherine Rife, Talia Rozensher, Lynne Rullo, Pedro Sarmiento, Zachary Shevich, Guek-Poh Sodhy, Victor Sodhy, Tom Sperber, Candice Strongwater, Stephen Strother, Ayman Sturdivant, George Sturm, Johanna Sturm, Daniel Tan, Tania Sodhy Tan, Elizabeth Tausner, Bruce Taylor, Marisa Teply, Mattson Tomlin, Michael Unis, Ariana Venturi, Jack Wassermann, Selma Wassermann, Matthew Weldon, Khalilah Williams-Green, Avon Academy, Bergen County Camera, K&L Gates LLP, Kickstarter, Stedwick Elementary School, The Children and Former Children, The Dwight-Englewood School, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, The Parents of the Children, WMBC News

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KICKSTARTERS
Robert Acosta, Peter Adler, Ruth Adler, Rachel Albergo, Liz Alessi, Ralph Alessi, Amarillo Opera, Daniel Amerman, Jim Angelotti, Aliso Archambault, Jennifer Ashton, Robert Ashton, Jon Attree, Molli B., A. Bach, Hyatt Bailey, Matt Bakal, Jon Baker, Barbara Balkin, Eric Bank, Trudi Barclay, V. Barnes, Barbara Barran, Nick Baskin, Joshua Beale, Melinda Beasi, Paul Beasi, Jonathan Beitler, Margot Bennett, Bruce Bensetler, Suzanne Berelson, Peter Berntson, Katie Berry, Eli Bildner, Vivian Blackstone, Carl Bolleia, Christina Bollinger, Joe Boonin, Richard Boorman, Donald Boys, Erin Bregman, Susan Breznick, Linda Brown, Nikita Brown, Karen Buesing, Robert Buesing, Nagi Bustros, Dan Candura, Maria Carmen, Jennica Carmona, Elizabeth Carson, Rob Carson, Isabel Carvajal, Lazaro Carvajal, Lindsey Cero, Leilani Chandler, Phillip Cheah, Gang Chen, Weilin Chiu, Charmaine Chua, Jasper Clarkberg, Townes Coates, Risa Cohen, Kelly Colquitt, Peter Colquitt, Lisa Cornblatt, Dal Corran, Dominick Costello, Montse Costello, Steve Crampton, Jennifer Culkin, Edward Cullen, Katherine Curtis, Catherine Cusick, Mat Cusick, Joe D'Ambrosio, Elisabeth Dahl, Lee Dale, Jim Daly, Dave Davenport, Donna Davidson, Ariel Davis, Carolynn Delany, Kevin Van Develde, Nick Douglas, Barbara Duvoisin, Jan Eakins, Anne Early, Brian Earp, Lawrence Edelson, Andrew Ellsworth, Alise Englander, Jeffrey Englander, Olivia Etzine, Jane Evans, Matthew Evans, Sue Evans, Elizabeth Eyerer, Wendy Federman, Mary Feenstra, Evan Feist, George Fernaine, Eliza Fernand, Division Films, Howard Fluhr, Ann Frank, Vicky Frankel, Dorothy Fratter, Mary Jo Freebody, Grace Freedman, Jamie Freedman, Cristy Fry, Peter Fuchs, Martina Fugazzotto, Jay Gardner, Charlotte Gareau, Elizabeth Garrard, Chillmo Gaybro, Holly Gehrie, Linda George, Tsolak Gevorkian, Maria Giarrizzo, Brian Giblin, Sol Gittleman, Nancy Golbeck, Jason Goldberg, Sylvia Golden, Amy Goldfarb, Patrice Goldman, Juliana Gondek, Kate Gonzales, Ben Gould, Lynne Graizel, Kevin Gray, Sue Groner, Morgane Guyader, John Hadfield, Jon Hamdorf, Michelle Hanley, Joseph Hanlon, Sue Harrison, Anne Hartridge, Elizabeth Hayes, Rick Helin, Kevin Henthorn, Rachel Henthorn, Allison Hirschlag, Harold Hirschlag, Richard Hirschlag, Yin Ho, Meredith Holford, Nicole Holland, Lyn Howe, Emily Isaacs, Eric Isaacs, Michael Isaacs, Sally Isaacs, Catherine Janjigian, Hannah Johns, Steve Johns, Susan Johnson, Peg Johnston, Robinski Jones, Janette Kaden, Jordan Kahle, Mia Kanak, Golde Kantor, Rick Kaseguma, Steven Kastens, Justin Kazmark, Arlene Keiser, Laurie Kellogg, Emily Kendall, Brian Kim, Cheryl Kindt, Jennifer King, Laura King, Nathan Kinney, Susan Kirby, Jan Klump, Jonathan Koch, Dustin Koop, Romy Kraus, Carol Kubie, Alison Kullman, Erin Kys, Charles Lachman, Emily Lachman, Jane Larson, Julie Larson, Joelle Laszio, Fion Lau, John Laverty, Vlad Lavrinovich, Ji Lee, Sunni Lee, Jim Lesses, Richard Liebowitz, Jo Ann Liguori, Madelynn Liguori-Linkh, Lauren Lillie, David Lilly, Gabriel Ling, Julie Ling, C. Livingston, Anne Loh, Marilyn London, Amy Love, Katy Luo, Mari Mack, David Manley, Eric Mann, Ruby Marchand, Elizabeth Marco, Elizabeth Maroney, Guillermo Martinez, Lisa Mathews, Sheryl Matlock, Roro Maul, Cristina McBeth, Douglas McBeth, Erin McCloskey, Daniel McGauley, Erin McGee, Jill McKeon, Paul McKeon, Meredith McMath, Janet McMonagle, Tim McNamee, Jacqueline Meadow, Ker Medero, Amanda Meers, Clifford Melnick, James Menapace, Paul Mendelowitz, John Merlino, Kim Merlino, Sandy Michel, Gary Middleton, Lorna Milbauer, Carrie Miller, Leslie Mills, Ann Monton, Rachel Moore, Roy Moran, Linda Morigi, Steve Morigi, Jeanette Morrison, Gavin Morrygan, Moving Temple Films, Albert Mulli, Stephen Mulligan, James Munro, Judith Myers, Neeta Nabar, Santosh Nabar, Sharon Nielson, Ruud Nijhuis, Lisa Nocks, Paul Noonan, Nancy Noyes, Sean O'Hagen, Tim O'Neill, Josh Odsess-Rubin, Alexander Oki, John Orland, Wendy Ormond, Elizabeth Otis, Danièle-Ninn Ozera, Judi Pack, Mike Pappa, John-Michael Parker, Daniel Pauw, Emilio Pelaez, Maria Pelaez, Ronald Perera, Judy Pfaff, Mindy Pfeiffer, Edith Platt, Louise Pledge, Mark Polo, Josh Polon, Al Pressler, Rick Pressler, Emma Price, Mary Priem, Ellen Primack, Elizabeth Prince, Stephen Quandt, Alison Quinn, Cornelia Ravenal, Victor Reinoso, Andrew Rejan, Lynne Richter, Gordon Rife, Laurie Rife, Lindsey Rife, Nora Rife, Austin Riotte, Tim Rivera, Sherill Roberts, Ashley Robyn, Melissa Root, Hannah Rosenblum, Talia Rozensher, Tessa Rubin, Ellen Ruby, Rochelle Rudnick, Michelle Rumney, Irina Rybalov, Amina Sadural, Ernani Sadural, Sarah Sadural, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, Sara Eden Photography, Mary Sasse, Sue Saunders, Mark Saya, Susan Schear, Samuel Schlosser, Eric Schmidt, Gary Schwartz, Audrey Seares, Craig Seasholes, Laura Seaton-Finn, Jill Sedley, Ron Sedley, Jack Seeley, Thea Seese, Kurt Seifried, Katharine Seiler, Mark Sena, Harry Shulman, Sheila Sienicki, Michelle Simmons, Ellen Sinski, Pete Sinski, Rebecca Sirbu, Steven Sirbu, Jason Smith, Lillian Smith, Eric Somers, Joan Sommer, Kathy Sommer, Terry Sommer, Yole Sommer, Samantha Soto, Renate Soulen, Jennifer Sparkman, Sydnie Speer, Natasha Spencer, Eva Sperling, Ann Sprayregen, Christina Squillante, Beth Staples, Amanda Stegner, Chris Steis, Jenni Stephenson, Jon Sterling, Sheila Sterling, Joe Stets, Mark Stetson, Guy Stevens, Judith Stone, Bryan Storkel, Rachel Stott, David Sturm, Nancy Sturm, Peter Sturm, Roxanne Sturm, Jinjin Sun, Sydnie Suskind, Anna Takahashi, Grace Tan, John Tan, Lilian Tan, Doyle Taylor, Edward Thomas, Kevin Tostado, Nadine Toukan, Jean Townsend, Sheryl Tramontano, Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Dan Twomey, David VanHoose, Emma Vawter, Marissa Venturi, Sherran Vickery, Carol Viera, Natalia Vilkova, Elizabeth Wachtel, Bob Walls, Jack Wassermann, Selma Wassermann, Steve Webb, Mary Webster, Alexandra Weil, Roni Weil, Erin Weller, Jack West, Todd Whitmer, Nicole Willits, Christie Wilson, Eric Witmondt, Jacqueline Witmondt, Andi Wong, Nancy Wright, Phyllis Wrynn
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