Opera on the Spot
Learning and performances can happen anywhere!
Have an opera performance in your community! Whether it is a classroom, business, community center, or community event, Opera Philadelphia offers several programs that provide an up-close opera experience.
Opera Philadelphia is honored to serve the Philadelphia community!
Programs listed below with an * are available for FREE to Philadelphia public/public charter School District schools.
For questions, please contact Alex Graham, Education Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Opera Storybook Time | PreK - 2nd Grade*
Invite one of our teaching artists to come and read an age-appropriate book and do a creative activity that dives into the wonderful world of Opera!
Opera in a Trunk | Kindergarten - 4th Grade*
Costumes, props, and songs, OH MY! Students work with a Teaching Artist to create a short opera scene that explores the different parts of an opera!
Songwriting 101 | 5th Grade - 8th Grade*
Music is a vehicle for expression and lyrics are a powerful way to convey a story. Students join a Teaching Artist as they explore songwriting through the ages and write a song together.
Artist Visit | All ages welcome
Cost: $350, Duration: 45 minutes
Develop your students’ interest in the arts by bringing an inspired “real-life" professional artist into your location. The artist will talk with the students about their career journey, provide a short performance, and talk about upcoming Opera Philadelphia performances.
Marian’s Song: A Musical Storytime | Grades 3 and up
Cost: $800, Duration: 45 minutes
A dramatic reading of When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan, about the Philadelphia-born contralto Marian Anderson, with songs performed throughout the reading including rarely heard compositions by Florence Price.
Liz Filios, Teaching Artist
Liz Filios is a Philadelphia-based actor, composer and teaching artist. She has taught music, voice and acting at Play On Philly, Abington Friends School, Urban Youth Advancement, The Waldron Academy, The Arden Theatre, Wilma Theater, Lantern Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Theatre Exile, the University of the Arts and in residency with the Bearded Ladies Cabaret.
A graduate of the Musical Theatre program at the University of Michigan, Liz also studied Opera in Florence, Italy, Voice and Speech at Canada's National Voice Intensive, Directing at Cape Town Opera Co in South Africa, and Gamelan at the Çudamani Summer Institute in Bali, Indonesia. She is a Barrymore award winning performer, an Independence Foundation Fellow, and a recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Theatre Artist.