Best field trip ever? (We think so.)

Kids experience the magic of opera with an interactive performance written just for them on an exciting trip to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (or a theater near your school).

The Prospector
Transport your students ones to the rugged American West where a colorful cast of characters meet in a mining camp during the 1850’s California Gold Rush. Here in this wild and untamed country, a prospector charms a group of coyotes with a story of cowboys and miners competing for the love of a strong and beautiful woman. The Prospector is our celebration of Puccini's The Girl of the Golden West, written by Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks (and Puccini, of course).

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10am and 11:30am
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 10am and 11:30am
Friday, February 5, 2021 at 10am and 11:30am

Things to know:

  • The program is free.
  • Transportation is not included.
  • Teachers must attend a required in-service on Thursday, January 21 at 4:00pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
    (Don’t worry, we make it fun.)
  • We give teachers a hand in preparing their students with classroom materials.
  • Our Community Educators come to the classroom before the performance.
  • Teachers can bring up to 45 students and five chaperones.


Questions? Send us an email or call 213.972.3157

Generous support for Elementary Student Matinees from
Max H. Gluck Foundation
Nesbitt Foundation
California Arts Council
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts