An opera for young people

Music by John Musto
Libretto by Eric Einhorn

Performed at:
Francis W. Parker School
2233 N. Clark, Chicago

Join us for an adventure at the crossroads of science and creativity! Based on a true story, legendary paleontologist Dr. Henry Fairfield Osborn has an incredible collection of fossils at his museum, and turns to Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist artist, to create vivid paintings that bring these ancient creatures to life for visitors. When Knight’s granddaughter, Rhoda, accompanies him to the museum, she is awestruck by these exciting fossils and the life-like images that her grandfather creates! Join Rhoda and the cast for this opera especially for kids aged 7-12 and their families.

General Admission
$10 for kids (17 & under)
$20 for adults (18 & up)

Educational Partner:
Field Museum Logo

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is a co-production with On Site Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera. The extended edition of the opera is commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Major support provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund. Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt and Opera in the Neighborhoods are supported by Lead Sponsor J. Christopher and Anne N. Reyes and cosponsors an Anonymous Donor, Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman, and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation, Robert and Evelyn McCullen, and Wintrust Community Banks.

Featured Media

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt: The Story

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt: The Story

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt: Meet the Designers

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt: Meet the Designers