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Opera Iowa to present ‘The Three Little Pigs’ at TJ, Woodrow Wilson

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 12:15 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 12:17 p.m. CDT

INDIANOLA — Opera Iowa Educational Touring Troupe, a program of Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc. will took to the road for its 2013 tour on Jan. 28, 2013. The group will perform John Davies’ “The Three Little Pigs,” a telling of the classic fairy tale through the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Thomas Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson students on March 21.

Opera Iowa will visit more than 60 schools and communities, giving 80 or more performances for approximately 20,000 school-aged children starting on Jan. 28 and extending through April 12. The school performances are presented in conjunction with interactive and engaging workshops that meet the National Standards for Arts in Education guidelines.

For the 27th annual tour, Opera Iowa will present John Davies’ perfect introduction to the music of Mozart, “The Three Little Pigs” for elementary and middle school performances. This operatic version of the childhood favorite tells the tale of two sassy pigs and their older and wiser sister. “The Three Little Pigs” lasts 40 minutes.

In addition to performing “The Three Little Pigs,” Opera Iowa will present Arias in Newton at Newton’s First Presbyterian Church on Sunday.

Opera Iowa Educational Touring Troupe members are handpicked from nationwide auditions of more than 800 singers to share their love of opera with audiences of all ages.

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