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ARIA PD for Educators

San Francisco Opera recognizes that many educators need access to resources and knowledge in order to bring opera into their classroom. To meet this need, the Opera offers K-18 educators a series of Professional Development (PD) sessions that provide general tools, allowing educators to connect the study of opera to their classroom curricula or syllabi.

These sessions focus on the study of opera in general and current SFO productions in particular, as well as addressing specific grade level curriculum implications. The Opera ARIA PD for Educators Course includes:

  1. A series of three-hour Professional Development sessions; and
  2. Access to select San Francisco Opera Final Dress Rehearsals for the educator and his/her classroom.

Grades: K-18
Note: Educators can sign up for the series or participate in individual sessions.
Fee: $50 for the series; $25 for each individual session. $250 for 20-30 seats at a dress rehearsal (pro-rated for smaller and larger classes).

The 2015-16 ARIA PD for Educators application will be available soon. 

The schedule for the 2015-16 ARIA PD for Educators Course is as follows: 

Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim  
Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6-9pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
TBD
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti  
Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2-5:30pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
TBD
The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Madeleine H. Russell Night at the Opera)  
Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 6-9:30pm
Grade 3 and up
PD Session
TBD
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner  
Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 5-10:30pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
TBD
The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini  
Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2-5:30pm
Grade 3 and up
PD Session
TBD
The Fall of the House of Usher by Gordon Getty and Claude Debussy  
Dress Rehearsal
Friday, December 4, 2015, 1:30-4:30pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
TBD
Carmen by Georges Bizet  
Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 25, 2015, 1-3pm
Grade 9 and up
PD Session
TBD
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi  
Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, June 9, 2015, 1:30-6pm
Grade 5 and up
PD Session
TBD

 

For more information call or e-mail:
San Francisco Opera Education Department
415-565-3274
education@sfopera.com

 

Support for the 2013-2014 San Francisco Opera Education Department’s ARIA (Arts Resources In Action) school programs has been provided by our lead sponsor Union Bank. Additional program support also generously provided by the George T. Cameron Educational Foundation, Robert and Laura Cory, Kristina Flanagan, Richard and Elizabeth Fullerton Family Foundation, Gap Foundation, Kaiser Permanente; Loomis, Sayles & Company, LP; the Michelson Family Foundation, Wells Fargo and Zellerbach Family Foundation.