Welcome to the Opera

Discover the Enchanting World of Opera with Mozart’s The Magic Flute


By Carolyn Sloan

Illustrated by Kaly Quarles

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$37.99 CAD




Hardcover $29.99 $37.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around October 10, 2023. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

From the author of Welcome to the Symphony and Welcome to Jazz, this musical picture book introduces children to opera with 12 sound interactive buttons and an illustrated performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

Join three adorable dogs for a performance of Mozart’s beloved masterpiece The Magic Flute in this illustrated introduction to opera—with 12 sound buttons! As the story unfolds readers learn about the essential parts of opera—voice parts like soprano and tenor; vocal techniques like recitative and melisma; arias, the orchestra, the chorus, sets, costumes, plot, and more.

Plus, 12 interactive sound buttons let readers hear examples of the musical concepts as they read: a soprano sings a heartfelt aria, a powerful bass sings recitative, and the chorus harmonizes during the dramatic finale! 

Welcome to the Opera is the third title in music educator Carolyn Sloan’s successful Welcome to… sound chip picture book series that introduces classic musical genres to young readers.

  • Carolyn Sloan's delightful Welcome to the Opera is precisely that, a warm welcome to opera. With details filling every page, humor, and easy to understand language, this book will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike and it most definitely will inspire them to go see an opera!
    Sasha Cooke, Grammy-Award winning International and Metropolitan Opera star
  • Every kid will want to see the opera after reading this book! Welcome to the Opera provides the tools and terms to familiarize children with what opera is about, wrapped in a fun, engaging narrative and visual journey that will be music to any arts lover’s ears.
    Anthony Roth Costanzo, Grammy-Award winning countertenor, actor, producer, and Metropolitan Opera star

On Sale
Oct 10, 2023
Page Count
28 pages

Carolyn Sloan

Carolyn Sloan

About the Author

Carolyn Sloan is the author of Welcome to the Symphony and Welcome to Jazz. A music educator, songwriter, and musician, she writes music for theater, television, and children. She is also the founder of the online education company, TeachMe TV.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. 

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