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
This FREE series will look deeper into the genre of opera by exploring both its musical and theatrical elements as well as engage non-musical scholars to gain a better cultural, social, and historical perspective.
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!
Grades 5-12 Dress Rehearsal Program An inspiring lesson, a lifetime of inspiration
Opera is used as a vehicle to teach lessons across the curriculum. Designed for students in grades 5–12, the program introduces opera through lessons from music and language arts, to social studies, foreign languages, and more. The program culminates with students attending a free dress rehearsal at the Academy of Music.
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.
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.