EDUCATION PROGRAMS

NOW BOOKING FOR 2022/2023

In-person education programming is back! NC Opera is now booking Opera Out of the Box and Opera Classroom programs for the 2022/2023 academic year.

OPERA CLASSROOM

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF

Adaptation of Don Giovanni (Mozart, Da Ponte)
This popular work is an engaging adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni that reinvents the “Don” as the infamous Big Bad Wolf. Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and friends must work together to show the Wolf the error of his ways. Using the music and themes from one of Mozart’s great operas, young audiences learn the dangers of bullying, the beauty of friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.
Approx. 32 min

CINDERELLA: A CLASSIC FAIRYTALE OPERA

Adaptation of La Cenerentola (Rossini, Ferretti) and Cendrillon (Massenet, Caïn)
In this new adaptation of the classic fairytale, Cinderella overcomes her circumstances and transforms into the person she was always meant to be…which is who she was all along! Featuring new twists, this timeless tale of kindness, love, and self-realization is sure to enchant young—and young at heart—audiences of all ages. ​
Approx. 35 min

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OPERA OUT OF THE BOX 

Grades: K-12
Length: 45 minutes

An engaging and entertaining opera education program created specifically for school-aged audiences. Offering every student the opportunity to learn about the art form of classical song, the 45-minute presentation corresponds with North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study. 

This interactive presentation introduces students to “opera’s greatest hits.” Four singers, representing the main operatic voice types, perform arias, duets and ensembles from CARMEN, THE MAGIC FLUTE, RIGOLETTO and other well-known operas. Using MadLibs, students “compose” a scene to learn about recitative, or the opera dialogue. The program concludes with “Is it Opera?,” a quiz in which the singers present famous tunes often heard in commercial media.

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