Sounds of Learning™ 2014-2015 Registration
Registration is now open for Opera Philadelphia's 2014-2015 Sounds of Learning™ program.
The Opera will offer three productions in the Academy of Music at Broad and Locust Streets
and one production in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts:
ROSSINI'S THE BARBER OF SEVILLE - WAITLIST ONLY
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. | Academy of Music
Recommended for teachers of: Spanish, Italian, French, Music, Theater, Language Arts, Humanities, ESOL
In Rossini’s timeless romantic comedy, the cunning Count Almaviva peels away his nobility and wealth in pursuit of true love. Through a series of disguises, personas, traps, and haircuts, he and his barber/accomplice Figaro show us why many consider The Barber of Seville to be the quintessential comedic opera. Complete with vibrant Spanish staging and a rapid-fire catalog of hits, this exciting new co-production proves that at the heart of every romance is deception. This dress rehearsal falls on Rosh Hashanah. Please confirm your ability to participate with your school administration before registering. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Academy of Music
Recommended for high school students only and teachers of: Literature, Language Arts, History, Music, Theater, Humanities
Oscar Wilde was the toast of the literary world - until a scandalous love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas ruined his reputation and devastated his private life. For one of history's greatest wits, it was a dark counterpoint to a life earmarked by fearless humor and equally intrepid passion. This beautifully tragic tale of self-expression and individual freedom chronicles Wilde's trial and subsequent incarceration; the result is unforgettable. This opera may fall on a professional development day for the School District of Philadelphia. Sung in English with English Supertitles.
Verdi's Don Carlo - WAITLIST ONLY
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. | Academy of Music
Recommended for teachers of: History, Language Arts, Literature, Music, Humanities, Italian, Spanish, German
Sometimes it's peace, not war, that tests a man's loyalty. Elizabeth, the centerpiece of an uneasy treaty between France and Spain, ignites a love triangle of epic proportions. While brokered to King Philip II of Spain, it is his son Don Carlo who possesses her heart. Now they must choose: loyalty or their lives? Sung in Italian with English Supertitles.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts | World Premiere
Recommended for high school students only and teachers of: History, Language Arts, Literature, Music, Humanities
In the empty twilight between life and death, tortured jazz soloist Charlie Parker composes his final masterpiece, revisiting the inspirations, demons, and women who fueled his creative genius. Opera Philadelphia presents the World Premiere of this freeform expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of the bebop great. Set in the famed NYC jazz club Birdland, the opera is as uncompromising in its artistic vision as the "Yardbird" himself.
Fill out all of the information requested.
When entering your school address please enter the complete mailing address, not the intersection where the school is located.
REMINDER: Sounds of Learning™ is open to students in grades 5 though 12 only.
For more information on the program and its mission, visit the Teacher Information page at http://www.operaphila.org/learn
Please note: All dates and times subject to change.
Registration does not imply acceptance into the program.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org