Orange County Opera

Orange County Opera

Orange County Opera, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, has been providing Southern California elementary students an introduction to the wonderful world of opera for over 30 years. Each 40 minute performance is sung by a cast of professional singing artists in English, with imaginative scenery, beautiful costumes, and rich, visual humor.


  PO Box 1683, Los Alamitos, CA 90720


The Tales of Hoffman

Program description

This delightful fantasy opera has four characters: Hoffman, the innocent young man who falls in love with Olympia, a life-like mechanical doll created by Spalanzani, a slightly made scientist/inventor, and Coppelius, a not-so-nice inventor who made the doll’s life-like eyes. Our shortened version (forty minutes) of Jacques Offenbach’s operatic classic is taken from Act One of the opera and was finished by the famed composer only months before his untimely death. The production includes professional singing artist, beautiful costumes and scenery, a lively piano accompaniment, and is designed to be an interactive experience for both teacher and student. All performances are finished with a spirited question and answer session between the students and the performing artits. The production is suitable for Grades K-6. Curriculum guides, linking the opera performance with current educational standards, will be available for download prior to the performance.

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Music
Cultural Origin: European
Program type: Performance
Population served: Kindergarten - Grade 5
Subject: ANY
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

October through May of every school year.

Available times:

October through May of every school year.

Length of program: 40 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Stage or other area of approximately 15′ X 30′ and a piano.


Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Fees / Ticketing:

$475.00 for one performance
$875.00 for two performances
$1150.00 for three performances