Pueblo Opera Program
The Pueblo Opera Program (POP) is designed to bring opera to groups of children from around New Mexico. It was founded in 1973 and reaches more than 1,000 Native American children from New Mexico’s 21 pueblos and reservations. The hallmark of this program is reciprocating Pueblo hospitality in the areas of music, dance and drama. The program is guided by an advisory committee which includes many past participants and elders from the pueblos and reservations. It has led generations of children to discover that, through its universal themes and emotions, opera readily continues to have meaning for the youth of today. This program is by invitation only.