EVERY PERSON'S GUIDE TO OPERA
Thirty-five to forty music, band and other students will participate in a three-day residency with a team of teaching and performing operatic vocal artists who will introduce students to various aspects of opera as an art form. Students will learn and perform part of an operatic selection, including staging and performing in front of an audience. Students will perform in front of an audience for the school and an evening community concert.
The community concert will introduce audience members to opera in an entertaining, interactive way. During the community concert the performing artists will speak and interact with the audience members, specifically answering their questions about the art form. The performers will describe, in detail, what is taking place within each scene and details are key for the audience to watch for. The performers will not just sing, but act and do staging for all the music numbers. The community concert will provide an informative, entertaining way.