An Evening With Little Loon

This blog post was written by Laura Schroeder.

On February 25, a very special event is taking stage at the Playhouse Family Theatre with Lyric Opera of the North’s Little Loon program!

What’s so special about this performance, you ask? It’s never been done for the general public before! Little LOON usually travels only to schools, so this particular event has never been available to the public previously. To make it even more of a must-see, this is the only public event of Little Loon’s season.

Little Opera of the North, or Little Loon, focuses on bringing the magic of opera to elementary schools, providing artistic exposure and inspiration to northern Minnesota and has been doing so  for five seasons. The Little LOON entourage consists of four professional singers, one pianist, a set, costumes, props, and finally – the school! This cast arrives at the school, rehearses with their chorus (16 students from the school) and performs for the school as well as a few select guests.

This year’s student’s participating in Massenet’s Cinderella come from North Shore Community School!

This performance is the perfect introduction to the world of opera for young ones, especially ages 5 and up. The performance is ~ 45-minutes in length (no intermission) so little kids shouldn’t get too squirmy.

Want to get in on this one-of-a-kind event? See event details below!

But first, give this video a watch to know more about Little Loon’s programming.


  • What: Little Opera of the North presents Massenet’s Cinderella
  • Where: The Playhouse Family Theatre at the Depot (506 West Michigan Ave.)
  • When: Tuesday,February 25 at 6pm
  • Tickets: $11
  • Purchase: /family-theatre  //  218-733-7555 (M-F, 10am-6pm)



Lyric Opera of the North (better known by LOON) has been gracing the Northland with impeccable opera performances since 1991 when it was established under its original name, Northern Opera Theatre Experience (NOTE). Founders Laurie and William Bastian saw a dearth of opera in Duluth and created LOON to fill it. Since 1991, LOON has put on shows including La Bohéme,  Madame Butterfly, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Phantom of the NorShor, a joint production with Colder by the Lake.