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Outreach (SOX)

SOXCreated in 2001, Shreveport Opera Xpress (SOX) is the education and outreach program of Shreveport Opera and the ONLY program of its kind in the entire state! SOX performances take place in schools, libraries, community centers, children’s hospitals and nonprofit organizations and reach approximately 50,000 children, youth and adults annually. The performances provide a unique cultural experience, one many would not have otherwise, as well as teach valuable lessons through their social messages. 

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

For the 2014-2015 season, SOX is presenting:

“Stop, Bully!” - a world-premiere, 45-minute opera for students in grades Pre-K - 5th.  Children will learn the important lessons of acceptance, individuality, and inclusiveness while engaging students to dialogue, be a part of the solution and commit to a Bully-Free School. 

Stop, Bully! Study Guide
Stop, Bully! Squad Membership Certificate

"The Ugly Duckling" – a 45-minute opera for children grades Pre-K- 5 th . 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 positive self-esteem. 

“Operatizers”  - a concert of opera arias and musical show tunes designed to expose middle and high school students to the art form in hopes that they will develop an appreciation for the arts and become opera patrons in the future.

Operatizers Study Guide

Optional interactive residencies of all SOX performances are also available.