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BTC: Pinnochio


Grades K – 2
Produced by The Florentine Opera

This operatic version of Pinocchio is based on opera scenes from numerous composers including W.A. Mozart. "Pinocchio" is hoodwinked by "Wolf" and "Cat" and persuaded to disobey his father by skipping school in order to meet "Dr. Dulcamara," a loathsome puppeteer, leading to the miraculous mechanical doll, "Olympia." The puppet and doll become friends, and when "Dulcamara" breaks "Olympia" in a fit of rage, "Pinocchio" runs home to admit his disobedient behavior and ask his father's forgiveness. "Pinocchio" eventually resolves to always tell the truth and share his problems with trusted grown-ups.

Curriculum Connections: ELA, Music
Common Core: RL.K,2.6-7; W.K.1-3

Earlier Event: January 21
BTC: Pinnochio
Later Event: January 22
BTC: Pinnochio