Children in Pittsburgh and Westmoreland County schools will have their first experiences through Opera Theater's outreach in Pre-K programs during early 2014.
This year's pre-K opera is The Merry Widow, a light operetta set in Paris. As the children explore the story, they will help the main character, Hanna, make a tough decision. Should she live in the country or the city? To help her decide, they will compare each community by examining pictures and learning different types of dances (folk dancing, waltzing and even the Can-Can!) In the end, the children will vote to help Hanna choose which place is right for her.