Opera in the Schools
Classroom Visits for Grade 4, whole school performance for grades Pre-K–6.
School Visit Dates: May 13–17, 20–22
Students get the chance to discover their inner opera star in this interactive, engaging introduction to opera for the whole elementary school. This program has two parts.
- For four Grade 4 classrooms: One teaching artist will visit each classroom, presenting a 30-minute lesson that integrates music and social emotional skill development through music-making. Students will also get to try out their opera singing skills as they play “So You Think You’re Louder Than an Opera Singer,” with one student earning the chance to be featured in the whole school performance!
- For the whole elementary school: The Chautauqua Opera Company presents a kid-friendly opera, “Hansel and Gretel vs. The Witch,” a re-telling of the familiar story with a twist that teaches students about the importance of friendship, empathy and asking for help when we need it.
This program will be funded in part by schools through the Erie 2 BOCES Arts in Education Co-Ser program. Contact Suzanne Fassett-Wright at email@example.com for fee structure details. Space is still available – please contact Suzanne Fassett-Wright if you’d like your school to participate.
Generous support for this program has been provided by:
Greater Washington Community Foundation
Director of Arts Education
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