Creative Opera Workshop (Grades 9-12)

Through role-playing and connection to modern day instances, teens interact with opera and begin to make more complex connections between art and life. As part of this Innovative program an Opera Guild teaching artist collaborates with you to make curricular connections to an opera that is being offered as a student dress rehearsal. During four classroom visits, the artist introduces the world of the opera, music history and the notion of conflict management and action/consequence in artistic storytelling as a model for life.
Open your students' eyes to new forms of expression, interpretation and points of view. Weekly lessons cover drama and representation; opera and art; being an artist; and application and extension of ideas that tie opera to your curriculum. Sessions range from analytical and interpretation to hands-on production of art creation. During session three, the Opera Guild teaching artist is joined by two professional singers and a pianist who present operatic examples. Session four focuses on taking what is learned and furthering the themes and ideas in writing, composition and design activities for the students. Connection to curricula and current events are major component helping students see art as a critical reflection and statement of world and culture. Students are given assignments due by the next session.
SPACE AND TIME
Creative Opera Workshop takes place in the classroom and requires some participation by the classroom teacher.
SCHEDULE
Fall 2012: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.

CASTING
Available for grades 9-12.
Perfect for humanities, literature, history, music and drama teachers who are truly interested in being a participant in this arts integration program. The San Francisco Opera Guild Education team is eager to meet with you to help integrate various class curricula with our artistic program structure.
INVESTMENT
The fee for program participation is $650 which includes 35 tickets to the Student Dress Rehearsal of Tosca at San Francisco Opera on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
 
Contact the Opera Guild for more information.