Opera Philadelphia

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Our engaging community-building programs guide participants as they expand their perspective around the arts and the opera we produce. Virtual programming for students and adults includes residencies, afterschool activities, lectures, and more.

Opera Philadelphia Channel Reflection & Re-Vision

A complement to the productions on the Opera Philadelphia Channel, this FREE series looks deeper into the opera genre by exploring its musical and theatrical elements as well as cultural, social, and historical perspectives.

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Grades 8-12 T-VOCE Creating community through the power of song

Our Teen Voices of the City Ensemble (T-VOCE) is returning this fall, and it’s going virtual! To keep everyone safe and healthy, T-VOCE rehearsals will take place over Zoom. Teens ages 13-19 can enjoy artistic expression, friendship, community, and free voice lessons – all from their personal devices. Join us

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Grades 5-12 Dress Rehearsal Program Connect your students to live or digital performances

Plan a field trip to the opera or experience performances on-demand with the Opera Philadelphia Channel and expand the possibilities of learning. Designed for students in grades 5–12, this FREE program makes connections across curriculum with lessons from music and language arts, to social studies, foreign language, and more.

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Grades 9-12 Backstage Pass Raise the Curtain on Your Future

Backstage Pass is your entry to the exciting entertainment industry. Created for high school students, Backstage Pass introduces students to varied careers backstage in theater, film, and concerts. Returning in January 2021, the five-month program will be virtual.

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Grade 4 Residency Program Learn about oneself through Opera

Since 2016, Opera Philadelphia’s in-school programming has grown from single 45-minute presentations to interactive 10-week residencies led by Teaching Artists that focus on using opera-inspired lessons as the vehicle for growth in interpersonal skills, relationship building, and English Language core standards. During the 2020-2021 school year, Opera Philadelphia will continue this work virtually by creating smaller cohorts of students who will work together to choose their own path as a creator, designer, or performer and create and present their own opera company.

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A Family Guide to Opera Student Study Guides

Opera Philadelphia is happy to make its Sounds of Learning student workbooks, A Family Guide to Opera, available for download in .pdf format.

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