Opera is everywhere! From the music that surrounds us to the drama of daily events, people experience the "elements" of opera in their everyday lives. In her book, "Opera World: An Overture for Young People," author and former music teacher Ann Lee-Thompson opens the door to the world of opera, taking readers on a fun and educational excursion into this well-loved genre of music. Thoughtfully prepared and well organized, "Opera World: An Overture for Young People" provides composer biographies, a helpful glossary, and storyline synopses of several best-loved works, including "Aida," "Treemonisha," "Carmen," and "The Barber of Seville." This book is a valuable tool filled with creative exercises for gaining familiarity with selected operas, and will prepare young readers for an enjoyable opera-going experience.