Opera on the Mountain: Learning through the Arts

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Opera on the Mountain: Learning through the Arts

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

$8 – $12

Opera on the Mountain: Learning Through the Arts

A collaboration with Burritt on the Mountain and Encore Opera

The Bremen Town Musicians

Thursday May 6, 2021 @ 10-11:30am

Burritt on the Mountain, in partnership with Encore Opera present “The Bremen Town Musicians”.

Come enjoy this operatic version of The Town Musicians of Bremen written for children. This somewhat silly and totally fun production includes the music by famous opera composers such as J. Offenbach, G. Rossini, G. Donizetti, A. Sullivan and G. Verdi. This lighthearted production introduces students to opera in a way that is both enjoyable and inspiring.  After the show join Burritt educators on a tour to meet our real live barnyard animals and learn what these animals provide for the farmer’s family.


Eddie Pensier, the rooster with operatic aspirations, Barcarolle, the dog, Dorabella, the cat, are invited to join the band of General Boom, a retired army donkey. General Boom is on his way to Bremen to begin a new band. As each of the runaways cross the General’s path, he invites them to join his band. They have plans of their own, however, and decline the invitation. The woods surrounding the Bremen Road are filled with uncertainty. Eddie, Dorabella and Barcarolle become lost and argue angrily until General Boom hears their shouting and rescues them. With rumors of robbers all about and night approaching, they accept the General’s suggestion to overlook their differences, join his band and march to Bremen. Working together as a team they overcome difficult circumstances further down the road, and as they approach their new home, the newly formed Bremen Town Musicians celebrate the idea that friendship, cooperation, and respect for others is far better than facing problems alone.

The cast includes Shane Kennedy, Laura LeVoir, Andrew Nalley, and Celese Sanders, accompanied by Alina Bennett.


Limited tickets are available for this program which is designed for students ages 5 and up.  All students must be accompanied by an adult, and the cost is $8 for Burritt members and $12 for nonmembers. Participants are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and visit the museum grounds after the program. Registration closes Sunday May 2, 2021 @ midnight.  Scholarships are available, please contact Alice Kirsch for more information at alice.kirsch@huntsvilleal.gov or 256-512-0148.

This program will take place outside with social distancing guidelines in place.  All visitors are encouraged to wear masks during the performance and masks are mandatory when you are inside buildings or within 6 feet of other visitors, volunteers or staff members.


Information concerning children who are accompanied by an adult other than their legal guardian:

Burritt asserts that it is the responsibility of the chaperone(s) and the legal guardians to ensure that when a child is not accompanied by their legal guardian to Burritt that the following conditions are met:

  • Chaperone(s) will have phone numbers on their person to contact the child(ren)’s legal guardians,
  • Chaperone(s) will possess information on their person about any medical condition which might affect the child(ren) during the field trip or activity, including any necessary medical supplies, medication, or instructions,
  • Chaperone(s) will have written permission on their person, acknowledging the legal guardian’s consent for the chaperone(s) to supervise the child(ren), transport the child(ren) to/from Burritt, and seek medical treatment for the child(ren) in the case of an emergency, and
  • Chaperone(s) will possess any other information, permissions, or items necessary to

ensure the safety of the child(ren) attending Burritt.

All pods, groups and individuals are responsible for ensuring that they possess the foregoing documents and information in order to participate in a field trip or activity at Burritt on the Mountain.


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Opera on the Mountain Member
$ 8.00
Opera on the Mountain General Public
$ 12.00


May 6
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$8 – $12
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Burritt on the Mountain
3101 Burritt Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
(256) 536-2882


Children’s Education Manager