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Opera in a Dropbox: Cinderella

For Students K-6

Opera in a Dropbox: Cinderella allows YOU to pick the path that is most beneficial to you and your students. All materials are already created for you, including step-by-step instructions as to how to facilitate each option. Opera in a Dropbox will allow students to develop their reading and acting skills, while being accompanied by tracks that were pre-recorded by professional opera singers, and with a guest artist watching and leading the performance.




About the Story:

In this adaptation of the classic fairytale, Cinderella works to overcoming her challenging situation to become the person she knows she has always been. With colorful characters and melodies, this story will teach your students the morals of kindness towards all, forgiving others, and never letting a bad thing ruin your heart. The production is a 35-minute adaptation from La Cenerentola, by Gioachino Rossini, and Cendrillon by Jules Massenet.


You Choose the Path:

Preview our welcome letter for more information about each option.

Option A) Performance Project

Option B) Musical Storytime

Option C) Artist Spotlight


What Exactly is Opera in a Dropbox: Cinderella?

Opera in a Dropbox has two components:1) The downloadable, classroom materials and 2) an in-class, virtual presentation.

When you sign-up for Opera in a Dropbox: Cinderella, you will receive everything you need to introduce opera to your students. Included are:

1) Original audio recordings of Cinderella, a new English adaptation of the beloved fairytale opera
2) Links to videos for each musical track
3) Reader’s Theatre scripts for your students
4) Teacher’s Guides and supplemental resources to help introduce and engage students in the musical, fairytale world of Cinderella

This program culminates in a virtual visit from an Arizona Opera Education Teaching Artist or staff member. These professionals have impressive teaching/performing credentials and offer your students a unique one-on-one experience.

What exactly is Opera in a Dropbox:Cinderella


Performance Information:

Program Dates: October 4 – December 17, 2021 (excluding Wednesdays)
Time: 8 AM – 2 PM (flexibly to your class time)
Run Time: Roughly 45 minutes including artist Q&A
Cost: FREE for Title 1 Schools
$150 for Non-Title 1 Schools


To Schedule:

Complete the form linked below and an Arizona Opera staff member will be in contact to schedule your preferred performance date.


Cast & Creatives:

Writer & Creator

Joshua Borths (


Commissioning Organization

Opera Columbus


Performing Artists featured on Recordings:

Aryssa Burrs
Monica Daly
Catherine Goode
Patrick Graham
Miguel Pedroza


Arizona Opera Education Teaching Artist:


Diana Peralta, mezzo-soprano

Diana Peralta, mezzo-soprano

Mezzosoprano from Mexico City. Graduated from the National Conservatory of Music with Degree in Opera and Concert Singing. Obtained her Masters Degree in Voice Performance in the University of Arizona.

In July 2019 she sang the role Cherubino from “Le Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart with the Jerusalem Opera Studio in Israel. She made her debut in Carmen in a production with the San Luis Opera Festival in July 2018 and sang it again in a new production for “Opera de Mexico” Company. Her roles also include Donna Elvira, Cherubino, Mercedes, Mme de la Haltiére, Hansel, Charlotte, Lady Rhondda, 2nd and 3rd lady of The Magic Flute among others. She has been the mezzosoprano soloist at The Messiah, 9th Symphony, Requiem of Mozart and Petite Messe Solennelle in New York City.

Winner of the 2nd place in the “Amelia Rieman Opera Competition” and 1st place in “Opera Guild Quest for the Best”, both in the University of Arizona in their 2019 Edition. Winner of the "Gertrude Brownlee Bitner Memorial Award” in Guanajuato and "Opera of Panama" Award in San Luis Potosi in 2018. In December 2019, she won the 1st Place of the Vienna Summer Festival Vocal Competition and she got the role of Carmen for Vienna, Austria for July 2020, but because of the pandemic it was postponed. Future projects also include the postponed Greek Opera Studio and concerts in Germany for 2022.


Arizona Opera’s Department of Education and Community Engagement programs are made possible through the support of: Karen Fruen, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, Dr. Rex Brewster, Invest in Kids Charitable Gift Fund, The Ted Stephan Teaching Artist Endowment Fund, The Moreno Family Foundation, The Arizona Republic, Fillman Gorin Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, The City of Peoria, and Desert Diamond Casino West Valley.