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Introducing students, educators, and adults to the world of opera and helping create audiences of the next generation, these programs offer a look into the mystery and magic of opera.


Invitation to Opera

SYO Dress Rehearsal

Through select orchestra dress rehearsals students and educators are invited to experience the magic of live opera and interact with performers during intermissions.

Cost of Tickets
FREE!

Chaperone Guidelines
Schools: 1 adult for every 10 students
Homeschoolers: 1 adult for every 4 students

Grade Levels
Grades six and up

2017-18 Season Opportunities

La traviata | By Giuseppe Verdi
Tuesday, Oct. 31 - 6:00-9:00 PM
Sung in Italian with English supertitles 

Carmen | By Georges Bizet
Thursday, Feb. 15 – 12:00-3:00 PM
Sung in French with English supertitles

Norma| By Vincenzo Bellini
Thursday, March 1 – 12:00-3:30 PM
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Tiefland | By Eugen d'Albert
Thursday, March 8 – 12:00-3:30 PM
Performed in German with English supertitles

To Reserve Seats
Click HERE for our online registration form

Standards & Benchmarks
Sarasota Opera is a proud provider and suporter of EdExploreSRQ

Click here for more information on Florida Standards covered as part of the dress rehearsal experience.

Exploration Grants
Need transportation or substitute funding? Click here to check out the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Exploration Grants.

Questions and Inquires
Please email youthopera@sarasotaopera.org or call (941) 328-1307.


Opera Artists in Schools

SYO Artists in Schools

Members of the Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists programs engage students and teachers in interactive outreach sessions, providing young people with direct access to opera and the people behind the music.

Programs range from 45 minutes to 60 minutes and can be tailored to the grade level of the audience.

Fall 2017 Dates: 
Tuesday, November 14
Wednesday, November 15
Thursday, November 16

Technical Requirements
Acoustic or Electric Piano
Pianos should have at least 85 keys and a sustaining pedal

To Reserve A Session
Click here for online registration.


Standards & Benchmarks
Sarasota Opera is a proud provider and suporter of EdExploreSRQ

Click here for more information on Florida Standards covered as part of this experience.

Questions and Inquires
Please email youthopera@sarasotaopera.org or call (941) 366-1307.


Opera House Tour & Career Exploration

AtriumAs part of this exploration, students will be provided with an interactive tour highlighting the history of the Opera House, it's connection to Sarasota, and careers in the arts. Tours include visits to the scenic, costume, and prop shops as well as Q&A sessions with professional artists and staff.

Students will:
• Explore connections to social studies, visual arts, and theatre arts, and music
• Learn about the many careers within the arts, both on and off the stage, over the course of a behind-the-scenes tour of a professional opera company
• Identify the duties of some of the backstage careers at the Opera House
• Examine the history of the Sarasota Opera House
• Gain an understanding of the economic and civic importance of the arts in the Sarasota

Cost of Tickets
FREE for school groups

Availability:
Aug, Sept, Dec, April, and May

Group Sizes:
Max of 30 per group

Grade Levels:
Grades six and up

Questions and Inquired:
Please email youthopera@sarasotaopera.org or call (941) 328-1307.

Standards & Benchmarks
Sarasota Opera is a proud provider and supporter of EdExploreSRQ.

Click here for more information on Florida Standards covered as part of this experience.

Exploration Grants
Need transportation or substitute funding? Click here to check out the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Exploration Grants.

 

 

 

 


 

Teacher Resource Guides

Opera Basics Guide

Rootabaga Country by Rachel J. Peters

The Italian Girl in Algiers by Gioachino Rossini

Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven  

The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini 

The Golden Cockerel by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov