The Ugly Duckling is a whimsical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, with an original score by composer Andrew Duncan. The Ugly Duckling doesn’t fit in with the other ducklings because she looks and sounds different than they do. But when the Ugly Duckling saves the other ducklings from the Big Bad Wolf after learning about his tricks, the others learn to love the Ugly Duckling for her intelligence and bravery, and begin to truly appreciate her for who she is.
Through this adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale, students will be exposed to operatic music and classical singing, while exploring the important themes of diversity and tolerance. Acceptance of others and the value of cooperation are themes that are interwoven throughout this year’s Opera Goes to School performance. Recommended for grades K- 5.
Opera Columbus staff will come to your school to stage the student chorus. Opera Columbus also offers a one-hour, in-school student workshop on the day of the performance that helps up to 40 students perform as part of the opera chorus. Teachers are provided with the chorus music and CD in advance.