Cinderella en España: A bilingual children’s opera for elementary students

This fully staged and costumed production is performed with five singers and live piano accompaniment. Each performance includes a post-show audience discussion to deepen the students’ engagement with the opera’s themes, including the power of compassion and the intrinsic value of personal integrity.

Cinderella en España sets the action in the culturally vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, providing a lively bilingual backdrop to this deceptively simple story about the beauty of kindness and the ugliness of mistreating others.

Cinderella en España is designed for an all-school assembly or community performance. Suitable performances spaces include gymnasium, cafeteria, large atrium or lobby spaces. We prefer for our artists to be on the same level as the students, and not positioned on a raised stage.

Libretto by Kate Pogue
Music by Mary Carol Warwick

Cinderella in Spain initially commissioned by Opera to Go/Houston Grand Opera

Running time is 1 hour

Kentucky Opera provides a study guide in advance so you can start the conversation in your classroom!

$500 subsidized rate for school performances

The full cost of our Cinderella en España touring program is $1,100 per performance. Kentucky Opera is grateful to our donors, who make it possible to bring opera to students across the Commonwealth and contribute to their education in the arts. To support our youth and family programs, please donate below.