Little Opera of the North

2022-2023 School Tour: Opera for the Young’s The Pirates of Penzance

For details about this year’s Little LOON production, please click the text above!

About Little LOON

When touring in schools is safe, this is what touring looks like:

Little Opera of the North brings live professional opera to young audiences in elementary schools throughout the North.

Students from each school perform alongside LOON’s professional cast.  Music Teachers select a 16-member student chorus and help students prepare their music.

Little LOON presents classic operas that have been adapted for elementary school audiences by Opera for the Young, based in Madison, Wisconsin.

See Little LOON in action in this video:

Little LOON FAQ:

Find the answers to your questions about Little LOON in this document.

Schedule a Performance

Contact us for more information about bringing Little LOON programming to your school!

Call 218-464-0922 or write


No auditions are scheduled at this time.

Past Little LOON Productions

2021-2022 School Tour: Let’s Make an Opera!

Let’s Make an Opera is a music-filled peek into the process of creating an opera. Written and directed by Bradley Greenwald and hosted by some of LOON’s youngest patrons, this pre-recorded video production is available for on-demand viewing and includes supplemental teaching materials.

Find the video and accompanying teaching materials here.

2020-2021 School Tour: Little LOON and Friends

Since live opera in school gyms wasn’t possible during the 2020-2021 year, Lyric Opera of the North wrote and produced a virtual Little LOON show! The 18-minute Little LOON and Friends video is overflowing with beautiful singing and heartfelt moments, with plenty of learning opportunities and silliness sprinkled in.

Find the video and accompanying teaching materials here.

2019-2020 School Tour: Cinderella

2018-2019 School Tour: Elixir of Love

2017-2018 School Tour: Orpheus Returns

2016-2017 School Tour: Rusalka: A Mermaid’s Tale

2015-2016 School Tour: Hansel and Gretel