El Kid - NSW 2017 peformed by Opera Australia

El Kid - NSW 2017

performed by Opera Australia


Each year Opera Australia presents a national tour of a fully-staged opera, specially designed to tour to metropolitan, regional and remote communities across Australia giving people young and old their first experience of opera.

Opera Australia’s Schools Company gives around 400 performances a year in metropolitan and regional schools in Victoria and NSW. Each year this enables between 60,000 to 80,000 primary aged students to experience the magic of opera in their very own halls.

The Schools Company programme has been touring for over twenty years and has provided first time access to opera to over one million students.


He’s just a kid, El Kid in fact, but the other goats don’t think he’s got much to offer. When they all head out to attend Seville’s biggest Fiesta, no one thinks little Diego will have a part to play. But in opera, it’s often the outsider who comes in to save the day, and before the party’s over, Diego will prove he’s no silly goats gruff.

This 50-minute opera explores the courage you find when you believe in yourself, using the popular tunes of Bizet’s Carmen to introduce the drama of opera to primary-school aged students. We’ve developed this brand new production especially for Victorian school students, offering a range of curriculum-based teacher resources to help classes explore classical music using a familiar fairy-tale. Professional singers perform the best bits of Bizet’s catchy tunes with colourful costumes and an enchanting set to keep kids of all ages entertained.

Years K - 6
60 minutes (including Q&A session)
$7.00 per child (no gst)
150 students

Set-up time 1 hour, pack down 30 min, 6m x 6m cleared and clean space 2.5 metre ceiling, Ground level access with no more than 5 stairs, Direct vehicle access to venue (no more than 20m), power outlet.

Teacher Notes available. Download here.