Gotham Chamber Opera

Where opera gets intimate.

Arts in Education Program

Student Matinees of El gato con botas 

This December, Gotham Chamber Opera will present two student matinees of the charming chamber opera Puss in Boots (El gato con botas) by Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge. Praised as " A dazzling visual feast from start to finish" by TheaterMania, this production features 28 puppets including a Bunraku cat, a colony of mischievous rabbits and a terrifying 10-foot high ogre operated by five puppeteers. The opera is appropriate for grades 3-12 and will be performed in English. 

Participation in the program will include a professional development workshop for teachers introducing grade-specific lesson plans, classroom activities and a workshop on puppet-making. The workshop will be held in midtown Manhattan. Details on the date and time will be sent to you when your registration form is received. 

This production is a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the unique world of opera through the telling of a traditional fairy tale. Literary connections and opportunities to create music, theater and visual arts projects in the classroom abound for both classroom and music teachers alike.

Click the image to watch a video preview. 


Student Matinees are December 9 and 11, 2014 at 11AM.

Performances will be held at:
El museo del barrio
1230 5th Ave (Between 104th and 105th Streets)
New York, NY 10029


Tickets are $15/student
One adult/teacher free for every 10 students.
$30 each additional adult.


Please click here to download a registration form. 


Please complete and submit the registration form:

By email to

By fax to (212) 868-4462, Attn: Education Department, 
or via regular mail to:


Gotham Chamber Opera
Attn: Education Department
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036.


Space is limited so please return the registration form by October 15.

For further inquires about our Education program, contact us at (212) 868-4460.