Arizona opera is excited to announce the Fall 2019 OperaTunity tour! Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and Opera 101 will travel statewide, reaching more than 18,000 students in Tucson – including yours!
Assembly booking is available from September 16 – December 13, 2019
- Performances can begin at 9:00am every weekday EXCEPT Wednesdays.
- Shows are FREE for Title 1 schools, and only $400 for non-Title 1 schools
- You may reserve up to 2 performances (non-Title 1 schools receive two shows for $600)
- Both shows run about 35 minutes and include a 10 minute Q&A session
Shows are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis and space is limited – reserve your show quickly! All dates are subject to final artist approval. We will do everything we can to accommodate your scheduling preferences.
To reserve your show or find out more information, click here: https://www.azopera.org/learn-and-connect/opera-classroom
Not sure what to expect? Check out a video here featuring our performance of Hansel and Gretel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfNTRfS1MNQ
Bright Star Touring Theatre is coming to Arizona to share their educational performances with schools in our state. Bright Star will be in Mesa from 9/16-20 and is available in other parts of the state for shows on either side of those dates. Bright Star works on the model – “1 van, 2 actors, 3 shows, 45 minutes each!” As such, the tour that is heading to Mesa in September is travelling with three shows from our Fall Tour 4 (click the link for show descriptions):
Captain Friendship: An Antibullying Superhero Adventure (Best for grades K-5)
A Tell-Tale Tale: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Grades 3+ – but best for Middle School/High School)
Igor and the Masters of STEM (Grades K-6)
Regular pricing for shows is $895 for a single performance, $250 more for each show on the same day, same location, back-to-back. Schools can cooperate to bring us on the same day (one in the AM and another in the PM) and both save $200 off their booking. With workshops and residencies also available, check out www.brightstartheatre.com to find out more or call 336.558.7360.
Student Night with Arizona Opera!
Featuring Silent Night, music by Kevin Puts, Libretto by Mark Campbell
Based on true events surrounding the WWI Christmas Eve truce between British, French, and German soldiers.
February 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm, Symphony Hall, Phoenix
Recommended for High School and up due to war related violence
Registration is Required HERE
Tickets for Student Night are FREE for Title 1 schools and $5/$10 for non-Title 1 schools. The evening is reserved exclusively for students to get swept away by great music and stories – all while enhancing classroom learning.
About Silent Night:
The Great War rages. It is 1914 and Europe has descended into darkness. On Christmas Eve, British, French, and German soldiers agree to a truce across the trenches. On that silent night, 100,000 soldiers briefly put aside their weapons and met one another face-to-face in no-man’s-land. Based on inspiring true events, this Pulitzer Prize-winning opera explores the human cost of war, and the ultimate price of peace. Sung in five languages with a sumptuous score, this global story is a modern masterpiece not to be missed.
Take advantage of this great performance opportunity with your students!
Photo by Pat Kirk, Opera San Josè