Opera Lyra Ottawa - School Programs
Opera Lyra Ottawa believes that performing arts education is vital to its community, offering a variety of programs to introduce children and youth to the power and beauty of opera. These programs, which include student-only performances and productions complete with teacher resources, help to foster an appreciation of the art form and provide lasting memories for thousands of young people in the National Capital Region each year.
School programs include the Opera Matinee for Young People and the Dress Rehearsals for Students; both targeted for older students.
In addition to these two programs, the Opera Studio presents an opera for young people. A one-act opera is performed in the Fourth Stage at the NAC and tours regional elementary schools. These operas are designed for the younger audience and are shorter in duration from the mainstage productions.
OPERA FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
THE BARBER OF BYTOWN
Adapted by Ann Hodges
Opera Lyra Ottawa presents a special adaptation of The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini for Ottawa/Gatineau audiences called The Barber of Bytown. The production, sung in English, is aimed at elementary school students and their families. It features artists from the Opera Lyra Opera Studio, a program that prepares young Canadian singers for successful careers in opera.
Elementary School shows:
October 17, 18, 19, 20, 2011 – 10:00 am & 1:00 p.m.
October 21 - 1:00 p.m. > 50 minutes
Free for elementary schools > NAC 4th Stage
October 15 & 16, 2011 - 1:00 & 3:30 p.m. > 50 minutes
October 21, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. > 50 minutes > National Arts Centre, 4th Stage
Children (under 18) - $15, Adults - $25, Family (2 adults & 2 children) - $60
Let us bring The Barber of Bytown to you! With only a few logistical requirements, you can treat your whole school to the amazing experience of opera. Each performance offers a lively 50-minute show (portable set, costumes & accompanied by piano) in English followed by a short question-and-answer session with the cast. A curriculum-based study guide is provided to teachers to help prepare students for this experience.
October 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 31, November 1, 2, 3, 2011
10:00 a.m. and/or 1:00 p.m.> 50 minutes
$500/performance or $900/two performances in one day