For students, teachers, and teacher candidates, introductory workshops offer solid curricular connections while also providing an artistic and motivational team-building experience. Workshops can be created for groups of all skill levels, and can be crafted to complement your unique needs.
“This thrill and appreciation of opera (and of all art forms) is a critical part of an education curriculum which ensures an understanding and appreciation that in art and music, one can find inspiration, joy, escapism, awe and humanistic insight – which to me, are all very necessary elements of character development.” Teacher, Dundas Public School
Grades/Age Range: School groups from K to 12, college/university classes, teachers
Location: Your location or the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre 227 Front St. E.
Details: Schedules, content, duration, locations: customized for each group
Cost: Varies according to length, location, content
Booking: Submit an inquiry form online or call Vanessa at 416-306-2392
Please note: Workshops require six to eight weeks planning time from initial inquiry
Special attention to the music and synopsis of one of the operas in the current COC season and to a selected current curricular focus (i.e: science in opera, opera and social justice, opera as media, history reflected in art, opera as literature).
Challenge those stereotypical notions of who opera singers are and what it takes to sing opera. Be guided by a professional singer in a hands-on opera singing class.
Using the libretto and score of one of the operas in the current COC season, students become poets and composers and investigate the emotional power of the relationship between words and music.
What role does visual art play in telling an operatic story? From sketches, through to prototypes and finished pieces, this workshop focuses on the art and craft of visual communication.
Learn how opera can be used as a teaching tool for other subject areas, diversify your arts curriculum or reinvigorate your staff! Hands-on and exploratory, these workshops easily fit into learning lunchtime seminars, retreats, and other team-building and professional development events.
A student works with an artist-educator during an introductory design workshop. Photo: COC @ 2011