School Performances

Fort Worth Opera offers in-school educational performances for Pre-K through 5th grade.

For elementary schools, our Studio Artists perform Children’s Opera Theatre—45-minute operas based on well-known children’s tales. Each show is performed in full costume and on a traveling storybook set.

The Ugly Duckling

Children and parents will enjoy the heartwarming story of The Ugly Duckling, based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen and composed by Andrew Duncan. The Ugly Duckling doesn’t fit in with the other ducklings because she looks and sounds different than they do. When the Ugly Duckling saves the ducklings from the Big Bad Wolf after reading about his usual tricks, the others learn to love the Ugly Duckling for her intelligence and appreciate her for who she is. The Ugly Duckling promotes reading, working together, and accepting differences in other people.