Press Release – Fourth Graders Produce Opera
Seventy-three fourth graders at The Children’s School, P.S. 372, in Brooklyn, NY have formed a production company called the Wikked Pigz. The company has written and is producing and performing an original opera called Lost in a Maze of Rumors. The thirty-minute opera will be presented on June 14 and 15 in the school gym. On June 15 there will be a performance open to the public at 7 PM. Admission is free.
Our opera production company was formed by auditioning for various jobs. These jobs include costumes, make up, electricians, set design, carpenters, writers, composers, performers, stage managers, production managers, and public relations.
The Children’s School was selected by the Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Department to participate in the Creating Original Opera Program. We are extremely proud to have been chosen for this project, and feel that our hard work has given us stronger skills for the future.
This Creating Original Opera Project is made possible by the Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Department and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Public Relations Team
c/o Raeann Dinardi
The Children’s School, P.S. 372
512 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215