Spartacat makes a surprise appearance at the Young People's Student Matinee - "Spartcat goes to the opera!"
Opera Lyra Ottawa, currently in its 27th season, is the city's only professional opera production company. Through its "Young People" outreach programs it offers the opportunity for students to experience fully staged opera accompanied by an orchestra.
This program is made possible through a generous donation by Michael Potter.
By Ruggero Leoncavallo
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Cost: $5.00/student. One complimentary teacher/adult per 15 students.
For Grades 6-12
Young People's Opera Matinee House Program
This production will be sung in Italian with English and French translations projected in real time above the stage.
This sponsored performance includes a Pre-Opera Presentation offering background information about the opera. Opera Lyra Ottawa will provide teachers with an education kit with a comprehensive Study Guide and resources to help prepare students for this experience. Pagliacci Study Guide
1. Si Puo Si Puo?
2. Un tal gioco, credmenti:
3. Qual Fiamma avea nel guardo!
4. So ben che difforme, contorte son io
5. E allor perché, di; tu m’ai stregato
6. Vesti la giubba
8. Pagliacci, mio marito
9. Ah! Colombina, il tenero
10. Di Fare il segno convenuto
12. No, Pagliacco non son
Synopsis: The show must go on, or so the famed clown Canio believes. But when a fellow member of the travelling troup offers a helping hand to Canio's wife, he is overcome by jealousy and begins to unravel.
Featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Opera Lyra Ottawa Chorus
If you have any questions, or would like to reserve tickets for your class, please call (613) 233-9200, ext. 231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What would your school do for front row centre seats?
At 7am, Friday September 17th 2010, a busload of high school students from Ernestown Secondary School in Odessa arrived at the National Arts Centre with tents, blankets, breakfast and hot chocolate.
They were determined to be front row centre for Opera Lyra Ottawa's student matinee of Turandot.
The students came up with the idea of camping out for opera... a phenomenon usually reserved for popular concerts and rock bands.
to watch the video!