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We believe that participation in the performing arts leads to deep appreciation of beauty and diverse points of view. Our programs help young people grow into curious and caring citizens with a strong sense of self and empathy for others.
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After our great Italian adventure in April, 2018, this cultural and performing arts ensemble for teens enters its third year with exciting opportunities to sing, learn, attend performances, and travel!
From September to May, we hold weekly meetings, masterclasses and workshops, perform at recitals and community events and attend performances all over the Bay Area.
Students engage with beloved classics of the repertoire, building confidence and self-expression while exploring a panorama of colorful characters and engaging stories.
Inspiring 12 to 25 week residencies bring out the creative artist in all students, allowing them to engage with their curricula, communities and one another in meaningful ways. We can also hold residencies in high school classrooms.
In these intensive, hands-on programs, students develop skills as singers and actors as they rehearse and perform operatic repertoire tailored to fit young voices.
We have brought students to San Francisco Opera since 1939. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of Bay Area students have attended these performances.
Cultural appreciation and education is made up of many diverse voices sharing stories that resonate deeply within the community. It is with that spirit of collaborative experience that we broaden our reach and our programming and focus on the impactful evolution of musical storytelling.
When Orpheus left the underworld with his newly rescued wife Eurydice behind him, he was told to keep his eyes steady on the path and not look back or he would lose her forever. Full of doubt, he turned, and that lack of trust plummeted him into tragedy. This story—which is the subject of the first opera that is still produced today, and many others since—teaches us that looking back can lead to loss, and that doubt, fear, and lack of trust can, indeed, sabotage the future. However, there is another kind of looking back: reflective curiosity, which can lead to achieving deeper cultural understanding, self-knowledge, and insights that are vital to making good decisions as we move forward.
In this Year of Reflection we will examine how we got where we are now by focusing our work and programs on the following key areas:
Please join us as we uncover the glory of all that is opera, look back to revel in its cultural relevance, encourage the many diverse voices around us, and grow as a community.
Learn about school and family programs offered by San Francisco Opera Guild and San Francisco Opera.
For Youth and Teens:
Performing Arts Connection
Opera for the whole family.
Opera Guild programs:
Sing a Story
Opera à la Carte
Book to Bravo!
Voices for Social Justice
Creative engagement, performance and composition programs for every grade level.
Opera ARIA (Arts Resources in Action):
Connect professional, artistic and creative elements with classroom curricula.
Learn about our mission and rich history.
Give voice to potential.
Take a look at our memorable moments.
Questions? Contact (415) 565-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.