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Local opera group makes some NOISE for schoolkids

Each year, NOISE’s five singers and one pianist travel across the state to provide students with the experience of a live musical performance.



This year the troupe is performing Jacques Offenbach’s "The Tales of Hoffmann: Doll Act."

PHOTO COURTESY OF NOISE

Elementary-age kids don’t necessarily fit the image of likely opera fans, but for more than 30 years, NOISE (Northwest Opera in Schools, Etcetera) has been enchanting young audiences in Washington.  

This year the troupe is performing Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann: Doll Act, featuring a mechanical doll, a crazy inventor and a magician. Each year, NOISE’s five singers and one pianist travel across the state to provide students with the experience of a live musical performance. Props and sets are included, but microphones are left behind so children can fully experience what the human voice is capable of. 

NOISE’s performances are paid for with school funding, or money from PTAs or other donors. The group also provides schools with educational packets and activities aligned with the Washington state core curriculum that teachers can use with their students all year. 

Their tour for this school year kicks off next March. 

noiseforkids.org

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