Last week my students preformed the opera they wrote. It was called "Goblin Attack." I am going to put the summary that was in our program here. It sounds a little high-falutin' and silly because we wanted it to seem like a real grown-up opera.
We open on a small village some time in 1619. The town’s royalty and villagers are preparing for a goblin attack. The Goblins arrive and kidnap a princess; then they start casting spells on the people of the town. The villagers try to cast their own spells with no success. As a back up plan the villagers have been making a time machine and they now use it to escape from the Goblins.
The townspeople step out of their time machine in the year 1201. There are several warriors who are drawn by the strange machine. The royals ask if the warriors will help them fight the goblins. The warriors agree to this, but only if they are paid with pie. The warriors and townspeople get in the time machine and head back to the village.
Meanwhile, the goblins have turned the castle into their lair. They begin attacking the warriors with spells as soon as they arrive. The villagers pay the warriors with pie. A warrior throws a pie at one goblin, who is staggered by the creamy pie. Seeing this, other warriors attack the remaining goblins with more pie and then chase them into the time machine.
The warriors and villagers work together to free the captured princess. When she is free they turn on the time machine and send the goblins to the present day. We close with the townspeople and warriors rejoicing over their victory.
The opera was a great success. I had so much fun working with my mom on it, and all of the students learned so much.