As part of an affiliation between Opera Columbus and The Ohio State University Opera Lyric Theatre, Ohio State students are cast in Opera Columbus’ “Opera Goes To School” educational program. This program is in partnership with The Ohio State School of Music partially funded by The Ohio State University Arts Initiative.
Experience high-energy opera, presented at your school, library, or community center in a fully staged, 45-minute performance.
Performances are sung in English and are designed for today’s young audiences. Teachers also receive a resource guide in advance of the performance.
CONCERTS IN THE CLASSROOM
Opera Columbus presents an interactive program of music for your classroom or school. Performing artists spend time performing, talking with your students, answering questions, and discussing elements of opera: performing, practicing, healthy behaviors, productions, traveling, and languages.
Additionally, shows are accompanied by Resource Guides to prepare your class for our visit, increasing the opportunity for engaging conversation between the artists and the students. Recommended for Grades K-12.
IMPROV OPERAWhat happens when you mix four opera singers, one box of stage props, a dash of operatic terminology, and the imagination of the audience? You get Opera Columbus’ Improv Opera!
“Funny!”, “Brilliant!”, “Amazing!” are just some of the words used to describe this fast-paced program that introduces operatic voices and terminology, drama, and story structure in a unique, interactive format. With “fill in the blank” and multiple choice questions, Improv Opera allows the audience to decide the fate of the performers as they create a world premiere opera that is then performed right in front of their very eyes.
EDUCATION MATERIALSResource guides, chorus parts, and rehearsal CDs (if applicable) and tutorial CDs will be sent to participating schools upon processing of the reservation. For teacher convenience, resource guides and chorus parts are sent in PDF format.
BOOKINGIn-school educational programs for Spring 2019 will be available for booking in October 2018. For more information call Destiny Coleman, Director of Education and Artistic Administration at 614.384.5636 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.