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Special Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to offer any in-person educational programming for the time being. Listed below are some of our planned digital offerings for schools and families this season. For more information about incorporating Pensacola Opera into your curriculum, please contact Cody Martin, Director of Education, at cody@pensacolaopera.com.

In Schools

Bringing opera to students

Each year, Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence visit elementary, middle, and high schools throughout five counties in Northwest Florida and Southwest Alabama. We are proud to present this free tour of educational opera performances through the generous support of our corporate and individual donors. See below for a detailed description of the programs we’ll be offering during our 2019-20 season.

Bring a fully-staged opera to your school for free!

In this new adaptation of the classic fairytale, Cinderella overcomes her circumstances and transforms into the person she was always meant to be…which is who she was all along! Featuring new twists, this timeless tale of kindness, love, and self-realization is sure to enchant young—and young at heart—audiences of all ages!

Length: 35 minutes

Coming in February 2021
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Learn about opera in a fun, “game show” style format!

For elementary school students, Who Wants to Be an Opera Star? is an introduction to the art form of opera through the framework of a television game show. The assembly runs as a series of questions and competitions, with four singers in the roles of MC and contestants. Studio audience members (the students) will learn about voice types, arias, duets, props and costumes. They will also participate in identifying emotions and clapping rhythms in musical selections taken from some of the world’s favorite operas.

Length: 35 minutes

Coming in February 2021
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Invite our Artists in Residence into your classroom for an interactive digital workshop!

These young, professional singers will share their talent as they perform well-known opera arias and songs, introduce your students to opera terminology, and discuss their careers. We also invite students to ask their own questions! This virtual program can be customized to fit within your class schedules and curriculum requirements.
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Experience the magic of live theatre at its best!

Middle and high school student groups may attend our final dress rehearsals in the Saenger Theatre. Tickets are $5 per student and $8 per chaperone (one chaperone is required for every ten students).

2021 Dress Rehearsals
TBD

For more information, fill out the form by following the link below.
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Let your students be the stars of the show!

“From Words to Music” is a nationally recognized program offered by Pensacola Opera’s education department for the past fifteen years. Each year, music and language teachers work together with their students to craft and execute a fully original, student-composed opera over the course of a school year. As we make a necessary shift toward online, remote education opportunities, Pensacola Opera is proud to offer a re-imagined “From Words to Music” concept, designed specifically for digital learning. Over the course of four to six sessions, Director of Education Cody Martin will work with your class to create a brief original opera, culminating in an online performance that can be recorded and shared with family and friends!

For more information, follow the link below to contact Cody Martin, Director of Education.

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Get in the action!

Week-long summer camp sessions introduce children and teens ages 8-17 to the magic of opera including vocal coaching, dramatic training, audition techniques, and set design. Each camp session culminates in a final performance by the campers, for their friends and families.

Information for Summer 2021 camps will be published here in Spring 2021.

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