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SOX

Shreveport Opera Xpress (SOX) is the educational and outreach touring program of Shreveport Opera. It is the only program of its kind in the state of Louisiana! SOX brings opera directly to schools throughout Louisiana as well as in East Texas and South Arkansas. Through SOX, Shreveport Opera works to fulfill its mission to provide educational programming and outreach to children, youth and adults in the Ark-La-Tex region; SOX reaches new audiences and makes opera accessible to everyone regardless of socioeconomic, racial, geographic, or any other factors. This is its 16th season!

SOX resident artists for the 2015-2016 season are:  Suzanne Grogan, soprano; Gillian Cotter, mezzo-soprano; Johnathan Riesen, tenor; Dan Ewart, baritone; and Neill Campbell, pianist. 

This season, SOX is presenting: 

  • Stop, Bully! – a world-premiere, 45-minute opera for children in grades Pre-K - 5th.  Children will learn the important lessons of acceptance, individuality, and inclusiveness while engaging them to dialogue, be a part of the solution and commit to a Bully-Free School.
  • Leo the Lyin’ Lion – a world-premiere, 45-minute opera for children in grades Pre-K-5th. Children will learn the important lessons of honesty, trustworthiness and good character.
  • Operatizers – a 45-minute concert of Opera arias and Broadway show tunes designed to expose middle and high school students and adult audiences to opera and musical theater.

To schedule a SOX performance or for more information, please call Amanda Gouthiere, Executive Director, at (318) 227-9503 or email executivedirector@shreveportopera.org

The study guides will be available for download soon!

SOX Study Guides
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The Ugly Duckling Study Guide
3.1 MB
The Ugly Duckling is a 45-minute opera for children grades Pre-K- 5th. In this performance, literature will be brought to life through a combination of the age old tales The Ugly Duckling and The Three Little Pigs. This show will teach the important lessons of acceptance, friendship, and kindness while promoting a positive self-esteem.
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Stop, Bully! Study Guide
2.8 MB
Stop, Bully! is a world-premiere, 45-minute opera for children in grades Pre-K - 5th.  Children will learn the important lessons of acceptance, individuality, and inclusiveness while engaging them to dialogue, be a part of the solution and commit to a Bully-Free School.
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Operatizers Study Guide
1.3 MB
Operatizers is a 45-minute concert of Opera arias and Broadway show tunes designed to expose middle and high school students and adult audiences to opera and musical theater.
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Pre and Post Performance Question Sheet.pdf
206 KB