Bringing opera to young people since 1994


Professional quality opera for schools, libraries, clubs, and arts organizations -

FBN brings together young professional opera singers and the best operas written for the young audience in mind.  Whether as a resource for the classroom teacher or as an opportunity to expand students' horizons, opera can be informative, entertaining, inspirational, and just plain fun.



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Under the direction of Ellen Douglas Schlaefer, [FBN] represents a dynamic effort to take quality opera into the public schools so as to expose young people to this art form.
— Tucker Eskew, Executive Assistant to Former SC Governor Campbell
We support FBN because we believe the arts are a vital force and a necessity in this world. FBN is an avenue to keep that life force moving, providing musical stimulus not only for the countless children who experience the performances but also for the young artists who are honing their craft and gaining the hands-on experience they so need to continue carving out their way in this art form.
— Beth Clayton and Patricia Racette, Opera Singers

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