Opera in Education

Be part of the magic!

In 2017 West Australian Opera will celebrate its 50th anniversary and we are delighted to offer you a year of performances, workshops and magical operatic experiences for students, educators and community groups.  We are your state opera company.  We want to hear your stories and share ours.

Our programs offer teachers and students an opportunity to enrich their learning experiences and offer curriculum links including but not limited to Responding, Making, Introduction of musical concepts, Historical context, Literacy, Creative and critical thinking, Intercultural understanding and  Personal and social capabilities.

To book or for more information contact education@waopera.asn.au or call 0417 902 592


INCURSIONS

Smarter Than Smoking Our Opera Our WA 
Two singers and a pianist will share their stories in an intimate musical journey of their life.  Why did they begin singing?  Who are their hero’s?  What led them to opera?  Featuring popular opera repertoire and lots of surprises we invite you to discover our stories and share yours.  This work supports the West Australian Music Curriculum and encourages students to express and quantify their thoughts and feelings.

  • Dates –  Monday 28 August  to Friday 1 September  (Term 3 Week 8)
  • Duration – 50 minutes
  • Venue – At your school (classroom, undercover area, theatre or library)
  • Cost – $5 per student (minimum fee of $300)
  • Suitability – Years 1 – 8
  • To book – Contact education@waopera.asn.au or call 0417 902 592

Smarter Than Smoking Sing Out Loud
Your voice is your own mobile instrument so let’s have some fun and Sing out loud! Suitable for choirs and non-singers alike and direct links to the West Australian Music Curriculum together we will explore rhythm, tempo, pitch, dynamics and form before joining our artists in a final aria.  Students will be physically engaged from start to finish.

  • Dates – Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June  (Term 2)
  • Duration – 50 minutes
  • Venue – At your school (classroom, undercover area, theatre or library)
  • Cost – $5 per student (minimum fee of $300)
  • Suitability – Years 1 – 8
  • To book – Contact education@waopera.asn.au or call 0417 902 592

WORKSHOPS

Wesfarmers Arts Make-up Workshops
Students of all ages will be completely immersed in this practical, hands on workshop.  Our professional, industry make-up artist will demonstrate stagecraft techniques in the creation of a character including ageing, bruising and blood then it’s over to you to experiment with professional products and create your own personality.

  • Date – Available on request throughout the year
  • Duration – 2 hours
  • Venue – West Australian Opera, 3rd Floor Studio, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
  • Cost – $15 per student or only $5 per student if booked with a main house performance. Minimum fee $300
  • Suitability – Year 4 – 12
  • To book – Contact education@waopera.asn.au or call 0417 902 592

Smarter Than Smoking WACE Workshop
Year 11 and 12 music students are invited into our studio to participate in a workshop that explores pitch, tone, musical interaction and stylistic interpretation within the practical performance component of the WACE curriculum.  Featuring artists of West Australian Opera and facilitated by Nicole Sullivan, Program Coordinator Voice/Piano, School of Instrumental Musical Services (SIMS).  Mark this in your diary now.  Maximum 30 students.

  • Date –  Saturday 25 March (School Holidays)
  • Duration – 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Venue – West Australian Opera, 3rd Floor Studio, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
  • Cost – $10 per student PLUS stay to view the dress rehearsal performance of Tosca
  • Suitability – Year 11 and 12 music students.  Teachers welcome
  • To book – Contact education@waopera.asn.au or call 0417 902 592

Wesfarmers Arts Production Workshops
West Australian Opera gives your students an exclusive backstage pass to the mysterious and hidden world of theatre.  Experience a two hour hands on workshop exploring the elements that make an opera production come to life including lighting, stage management and flying.  Workshops are conducted by professional, practicing industry staff.

  • Date – Available on request during our main house seasons of Tosca, The Merry Widow and Lucia
  • Duration – 2 hours
  • Venue – West Australian Opera, 3rd Floor Studio, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
  • Cost – $20 per student or only $5 per student if booked with a main house performance. Minimum fee of $300
  • Suitability – Year 7 – 12
  • To book – Contact education@waopera.asn.au or call 0417 902 592

 

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