In this signature program that serves more than 100 Bay Area schools each year, students have the opportunity to perform alongside a troupe of professional artists in a rousing 45-minute adaptation of Mozart’s beloved opera. Masterfully designed for young audiences, the English-language production features four professional singers, a pianist and docent who, along with your students, bring the wonder of opera to life in your school. Students prepare brief speaking roles in advance, are guided by artists in a final dress rehearsal and, with props, scenery and specially-designed costumes, perform for the entire school community. Schools may also choose to involve a chorus, giving additional students a chance to perform.
SPACE AND TIME
This program requires a pre-arranged faculty contact designated to cast and rehearse student actors and confirm all details. Actors must be chosen and lines must be memorized at least two weeks prior to the assembly.
Opera à la Carte is available September 28, 2015 - December 4, 2015. Preliminary preparation and facilitator coaching for this program begin in early September in order for all aspects to run smoothly.
Available to grades 4-8. Final performance is attended by the entire school. Special arrangements can be made for high schools to participate
$425. Financial aid is available for qualifying schools.
This program is made possible, in part, by generous contributions from the following Chapters of San Francisco Opera Guild: East Bay, Marin, Sonoma, Peninsula and the San Jose Opera Guild.
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Contact the Opera Guild for more information.