Great books inspire great performances and a reader is born! It has been a privilege to partner with so many liked minded dedicated individuals and groups in our community to encourage the joy of reading inspired by Opera. We are delighted to have you join us! 2023 Tell Tale Heart and Annabel (Edgar Allan Poe) 2022 Bless Me Ultima ( Rudolfo Anaya) and Dulcinea (Miguel de Cervantes) 2021 The Race (Aesop’s fable’s) 2020 Mansfield Park (Jane Austen)
Not only did the community take note… so did the greater opera world. As a non-profit, Opera Modesto had an innovative approach which was dynamic, successful and FUN! With literacy and community outreach at its core, Story into Song, went on to receive several National grants. Books + Opera = Readers!
Now having completed our fourth consecutive Story into Song production, this time focusing on our American homeboy, Edgar A. Poe with performances of Tell Tale Heart and Annabel, we look forward to January 2024 when we will take on a Giant! ~Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant~ The game is afoot!