Opera Funtime

The volunteer members of YPO create educational books for children. Each book describes the plot and includes some of the music from a famous opera. The books are FCAT friendly and are published and distributed by YPO to elementary school children in Miami-Dade County & Broward County.

A typical Opera Funtime has short biographies of the composer and librettist, an introduction to the opera’s main characters, a plot summary, information about the music, a craft activity related to the opera, an act-it-out scene from the opera, and many games and puzzles to reinforce the information given. You can see a sample pages from various books on the right.

The Opera Funtime Books that we have are:   

  • Aida (Verdi)
  • The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
  • La Bohéme (Puccini)
  • Carmen (Bizet)
  • La Cenerentola (Rossini)
  • Così fan tutte (Mozart)
  • Cristoforo Colombo (Franchetti)
  • Faust (Gounod)
  • Die Fledermaus (Strauss)
  • Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
  • Idomeneo (Mozart)
  • Madame Butterfly (Puccini)
  • The Magic Flute (Mozart)
  • The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
  • Otello (Verdi)
  • Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
  • Rigoletto (Verdi)
  • Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach)
  • Tosca (Puccini)
  • La Traviata (Verdi)
  • Turandot (Puccini)
  • The Abduction from the Seraglio (Mozart)
  • Don Giovanni (Mozart)
  • Romeo & Juliette (Gounod)

If you wish to place an order, please e-mail operafuntimes@ypo-miami.org  and we shall contact you to make appropriate arrangements.

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