Living Opera includes:

  • An introduction to opera history and the plot of a mainstage opera
  • A vocal music session with an opera singer
  • A customized workshop tailored to your group – learn a piece from the opera you’re seeing that evening as an ensemble, meet a member of the orchestra, or do something different and explore the opera through drama or dance – it’s up to you!*
  • A backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

*custom workshop requires booking 6 – 8 weeks in advance.

Curricular Connections:

  • Explore career opportunities in the arts by speaking with professional opera singers, musicians, stage technicians, and arts administrators
  • Learn more about vocal health and safe practices
  • Operatic history and terminology
  • Encourage reflection and discussion about the performance in your classroom

Add on tickets to see the opera:

Many school groups put their learning into practice and pair Living Opera with tickets to an opera later the same day. This season, pair your Living Opera workshop with tickets to the opera for only $30/student! Contact Vanessa Smith, School Programs Manager at 416-306-2392 for details. 

Duration/Group Size: Three hours, groups of 20 to 30
Availability: Select afternoons in the fall, winter and spring terms – see below for details
Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.
Fee: $12/student (workshop only), $30/student (workshop + opera, if ordered at the same time)
Booking: Complete an inquiry form online, or call Vanessa Smith, School Programs Manager at 416-306-2392

Dates and OPERAS


Fall – LA TRAVIATA

 

Fall – La Traviata (Verdi) 

Available dates:

All Living Operas take place from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  • Friday, October 16, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
  • Friday, October 24, 2014

Don’t see a date you’re looking for? Contact Education at 416-306-2392.



Winter – THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

 

Winter – THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Mozart) 

Available Dates:

All Living Operas take place from 2 –5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Friday, February 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016

Don’t see a date you’re looking for? Contact Education at 416-306-2392.



Spring – CARMEN

 

Spring – CARMEN (Bizet)

Available dates:

All Living Operas take place from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • Friday, May 6, 2016
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016
  • Friday, May 13, 2016

Don’t see a date you’re looking for? Contact Education at 416-306-2392.






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Photos, from top: Students have fun during a lesson in operatic singing at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo: COC, 2012 | A scene from La Traviata (Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2013). Photo: Todd Rosenberg | A scene from The Marriage of Figaro (Salzburg Festival, 2011). Photo: Monika Rittershaus | Rinat Shaham as Carmen in Carmen (COC, 2010). Photo: Michael Cooper

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