Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Get a Kick Out of Opera

I love education. I love opera education. I especially love our Education Department, the part of our office that comes up with opera education programs and gets them out there for people to see. Now, a lot of people don’t know what our Education Department does, or why. So today I’m here to break it down for you.

Ok, the “why” is easy...we want people of all ages to hear opera. We want people to listen to a beautiful aria and fall in love. We want them to see opera isn’t necessarily about dressing up, or ladies with horned helmets. We want to create generation after generation of opera lovers.

We’re doing that by performing in elementary schools, churches, learning annexes, nursing homes, libraries…anywhere people curious about opera, that’s where we go. From performing one-act operas to giving a workshop on stage combat, the Education Department gets out there to introduce people to opera.

I can hear you thinking about opera education now, readers. I can hear you wondering if you can see one of these programs. And the answer is yes…yes, you can. Some of the programs are free and open to the public, and we have those on our events page – plus I’ll announce them as they come up. It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or young at heart, or an opera expert or an opera novice. So I encourage you to check them out…how can you resist?

Ciao for now!

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