Sounds of Learning™ 2014-2015 Registration

Registration is now open for  Opera Philadelphia's 2014-2015 Sounds of Learning™ program.

The Opera will offer two 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:


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

Daniel schnyder and bridgette a. wimberley's charlie parker's yardbird - WAITLIST ONLY

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | 6:15 p.m. - 8:00 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
Please note: All dates and times subject to change.
Registration does not imply acceptance into the program.
If you have any questions, please contact

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If my primary choice is unavailable, I would like to participate in Sounds of Learning for:

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(1 adult to every 7 students)

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