Opera Philadelphia

Sounds of Learning™ Signature Program 2016–2017 Registration

The Opera will offer three productions in the Academy of Music at Broad and Locust Streets.

Puccini's Turandot

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Academy of Music

Recommended for teachers of: History, Language Arts, Literature, Music, Humanities, Italian, Spanish

In ancient China, the beautiful Princess Turandot reigns with an iron fist and an ice-cold heart. To her wooers, she has issued a decree: he who can answer her riddles will win her hand—all others will face beheading. When a mysterious man passes her test, will she finally open her heart to love? Puccini’s final work is one of his grandest, featuring forbidden romance and gorgeous melodies, including the rousing anthem “Nessun dorma.” This kaleidoscopic co-production, called “miraculous” by Opera News, features stunning sets, costumes, and choreography.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Rossini's Tancredi

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Academy of Music

Recommended for teachers of: History, Language Arts, Literature, Music, Humanities, Italian, Spanish

This medieval story of chivalry and tragic love is transported to the elegant atmosphere of post-World War I Europe in our production of Tancredi. The beautiful music of a young Rossini provides the soundtrack for the love between the exiled solider Tancredi and the beautiful Amenaide, daughter of the powerful Argirio. When Amenaide is sentenced to death for a treason she did not commit, a disguised Tancredi fights to defend both his love and home. Don't miss one of Rossini's most lyrical works in the hands of Music Director Corrado Rovaris, who leads “with supple moments of personal expressiveness” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Academy of Music

Recommended for teachers of: History, Language Arts, Literature, Music, Humanities, Italian, Spanish

Regarded as one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) is a screwball comedy complete with disguises, surprises, and compromises. Figaro, the wily barber and part-time matchmaker, has finally fallen in love. But, like everything else in his life, it's complicated. On the eve of Figaro’s marriage to Susanna, his master, Count Almaviva, sets his wandering eye on the lovely bride-to-be. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess Rosina gets in on the action when she learns of her husband’s desires. But is she embroiled in a dangerous liaison of her own? From the opening notes to the final curtain, Mozart’s score delivers a tangled love story with great farce and satire. 

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

REMINDER: Sounds of Learning™ Signature Program is open to students in grades 5 though 12 only. Please note: All dates and times subject to change.  Registration does not imply acceptance into the program.  

Registration for the 2016-2017 season is currently open to all teachers. Please register using the form below. If you have any questions, please contact education@operaphila.org.

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