It might seem that opera is an art form that only grown-ups can tackle. Surely, years of training are necessary to create an opera or even to appreciate one. Well, the Santa Fe Opera disagrees. This summer, for the third year in a row, the company is giving kids, third through eighth graders, the chance to write, compose, design, and perform their own opera. The Opera Storytellers Camp is June 4 - 15.
"Children love music and they love telling stories." Becca Holmes, the Camp's leader, tells us how she walks kids through the process of making an opera -- choosing a hero, fashioning a story, and then finding the right music for it.