Opera Quest Northwest
Opera Quest Northwest is a nonprofit group dedicated to bringing the world of opera to school-age children. Our program “Opera the Great” blends classic opera excerpts with a humorous, interactive script. Children learn opera history, characters, voice parts and famous melodies. They get to try out opera gestures and singing styles, become part of the chorus, and even come onstage as opera characters.
We’ve brought our program to thousands of 3rd through 5th graders at little or no cost to their schools. We believe music is a vital part of education—it enriches children’s lives and is proven to help them excel academically. In a time when many schools are forced to cut funding for music, initiatives like ours are especially important.