Living Opera Classroom Workshops

Mar 30, 2020


Apr 14, 2020

Venue CRD Classrooms

Cost Free

Free music-based learning and story-telling in regional classrooms

POSTPONED. Watch for Living Opera Online – coming soon

Recommended for grades 3 to 8. During the 3 weeks preceding each main stage production, teaching artists visit classrooms for 40 minutes of music-based learning and story-telling.

Living Opera for CARMEN

March 30 to April 14, 2020

Opera Anna and Super Geoff are back to wrap up Pacific Opera Victoria’s 2019/20 season. They will lead classrooms on a journey through the worlds of music and theatre, which combine to make the art of opera. Students will dive into voices and storytelling as they create their own world of opera characters.

Using Carmen as the source material and Indigenous storytelling traditions as seen in our Youth Opera, The Flight of the Hummingbird, students will engage in interactive theatre games. The music will lead them to create their own version of Carmen as bears, cougars and chickadees. With a real, live opera singer in the room, this presentation is a great way to introduce students to the world of musical storytelling – or for frequent participants in our workshops – to expand their knowledge of the world of Opera.
Teachers’ Information Package for Carmen

Curriculum Connections

Arts Education K-7

  • Explore relationships between identity, place, culture, society, and belonging through the arts
  • Create artistic works collaboratively and as an individual using ideas inspired by imagination, inquiry, experimentation, and purposeful play
  • Express feelings, ideas, and experiences through the arts
  • Examine relationships between the arts and the wider world
  • Reflect on works of art and creative processes to understand artists’ intentions
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of personal, social, cultural, historical, and environmental contexts in relation to the arts
  • Observe, listen, describe, inquire, and predict how artists (dancers, actors, musicians, and visual artists) use processes, materials, movements, technologies, tools, and techniques

Language Arts K-7

  • Make connections between ideas from a variety of sources and prior knowledge to build understanding
  • Recognize how different texts reflect different purposes
  • Engage actively as listeners, viewers, and readers, as appropriate, to develop understanding of self, identity, and community


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