Starting cost per student: $8
Additional Info: $250 per group 20 to 40 participants can act or help out in the four different scenes in 1 virtual performance.
Max. Capacity: 40
Transportation Needed? No
Who Arranges Transportation?
Is Financial Assistance Offered? No
“Virtual Intro to Opera Program for Children” ages 5-7
Children act in supporting roles in four different opera scenes while an aria is sung for an immediate and engaging introduction to opera. Anne Tormela the opera singer will perform the four arias remotely on video through zoom. She will explain each scene to the children who are remote learners as well as the children who are physically in the classroom. No rehearsal is needed just a desire to have fun and be part of a dramatic scene. If the children are together in school or at home they will bring their own assigned props (see below) and alternate improvisational props are acceptable (a knapkin for a scarf or hat etc..). Those students who prefer not to act in the scenes can assist in the role of assistant stage director and vocally guide the movements of the actors! Even with the limitations of a remote performance, if the children participate by acting in the scenes they will gain an immediate understanding of what opera is and what it means to physically be in an opera.
For a first impression: Virtual intro-to-opera-for-children
DESCRIPTION FOR CHILD FRIENDLY “Virtual Acting in Opera for Children” introduction to opera SCHOOL/HOME PROGRAM
Potential Teacher Flyer Description of Show to be distributed ahead of time to students
ATTENTION CHILDREN AGE 5-7: ACTORS ARE NEEDED to assist Anne Tormela, Opera Singer, Artistic Director of Manhattan Lyric Opera, to PERFORM in 4 OPERA SCENES.
NO SINGING OR PRIOR REHEARSAL REQUIRED; props and small costumes will be brought by the children/teacher.
NEEDED: KIDS TO PLAY THE PART OF: FAIRIES, MAIDENS, PIRATES, MAD SCIENTISTS, A MECHANICAL DANCING DOLL AND MORE! OLDER CHILDREN CAN ALSO ACT AS ASSISTANT STAGE DIRECTORS AND STAGE MANAGER FOR DIFFERENT CLASSICAL OPERATIC SCENES.
Included in this package is 1 virtual show which should last 35 to 40 minutes.
Each aria/scene would be explained in a child friendly manner. There will be sign-up sheet ahead of time so each child can be assigned a role (some roles will be double cast) to participate (miming but not singing) in the main and supporting roles for each scene. There would be small props and (symbolic costumes) = scarves, pirate hats, crowns, masks, jewels etc.. needed.
MU.18.104.22.168, MU.K.C.2.1, MU.K.H.1.1, WL.K12.NH.2.2, LAFS.K.RL.3.9, LAFS.1.RL.1.3