In this signature program that serves more than 100 Bay Area schools each year, students perform alongside professional singers in a rousing 45-minute adaptation of one of the world's most beloved operas. Masterfully designed, the English-language production features four professional singers, a pianist and a docent who, along with your students, bring the wonder of opera to life. Students rehearse speaking roles under the guidance of the artists, don specially-designed costumes and perform for the entire school community. Schools may also choose to involve a chorus, giving students a chance to sing along with the professionals.
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 29 - December 5, 2014. 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. Assembly is attended by the entire school.
There is a participation fee of $350 for each school. 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.
Download the Opera Guild Education Brochure.
Contact the Opera Guild for more information.