Opera in Overalls is a duo performance troupe that brings childlike wonder to classical vocal repertoire. 
From theatre stages to recital halls to virtual classrooms - we place storytelling at the forefront and prioritize the audience experience.


Founder #1

Mezzo-soprano known for singing her heart out in bel canto, new opera and the alto line in Byrd quartets.

"warm lyric voice with an easy top"- Opera News



Founder #2

Soprano known for singing her heart out in music genres spanning Baroque, Bluegrass, and Broadway.

"sleek and glistening vocal talent" - San Francisco Chronicle

Our project series, ONCE UPON A TIME, illustrates the child's perspective.  We use devised theatre principles with song to recreate the pastime of play.
ONCE UPON A TIME will include films, performances, and learning modules for teachers, students K-12, and anyone else who could use a little wonder.

Opera in Overalls

Meet Emily and Maria, founders of Opera in Overalls.  Learn about our duo, our beginnings, and how we got our name.


Once Upon A Time

A series of performances, films, and learning modules that illustrate the child's perspective using classical vocal repertoire. 


We Need You!

Our teachers and kids deserve something special. Help cover costs for our programming, just in time for the school year. 

Opera in Overalls can be enjoyed by all grades and ages; in school settings and in the general public; in a classroom, or on a computer screen. We believe that we can use the virtual world to our advantage. Bringing our program online will also allow for optimum accessibility of art song for teachers, parents, and students across the country. ​
Our immediate need is to cover the costs for the filming of our project, ONCE UPON A TIME. 
View our fundraiser page to learn more.
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