Eddie, a rooster with operatic aspirations, is chased away from his farm for waking the barnyard with his singing. On the very same day, Barcarolle, a dog, and Dorabella, a cat, are cast out by their owner for being too old. The three animals run into the woods where they meet General Boom, a retired army donkey. They initially argue and refuse to collaborate, but begin to come together when they are frightened by rumors of robbers nearby. They ultimately accept the General’s invitation to overlook their differences, join his band, and march to Bremen. The newly formed Bremen Town Musicians celebrate the idea that friendship, cooperation, and respect for others is far better than facing problems alone.
MUO's Opera for Children Tour began in 2017, when we visited two Winnipeg locations. Since then, we've expanded our tour outside of Winnipeg, and this summer we'll be bringing opera to children in Northern communities for the first time. We'll be visiting libraries in The Pas, Flin Flon, Thompson, Swan River, and more! Families all over Manitoba will get to experience live opera right in their own communities. And since there is no admission fee for any of our performances, there are no financial barriers for any child who wishes to attend. We are able to present our Opera for Children Tour at no cost to hosting organizations or attendees thanks to the support of public grants and donations from generous opera lovers like you.
Manitoba Underground Opera was founded on Treaty 1 land, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. These lands are the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Ininiwak, and Nakota Nations. In addition, our tours extend throughout the province of Manitoba, also encompassing Treaties 2, 3, 4, and 5.
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