The interactive operas created for West Haven elementary schools have incorporated student art projects and corresponded to literature being taught in West Haven classrooms. Students have enjoyed feeling like they are a part of the performances.

”I used to think opera was just people standing and singing,” said Collin Charron, an Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School fourth-grader. “The shows last year and this year changed my opinion on it. I liked them a lot. I think opera is fascinating because it’s so different from regular plays.”