Bring your students to the opera!
The Opera Look-In program has been charming young audiences in the greater DC area for over twenty years. This 50 minute program is the perfect way to introduce your classroom to opera. The Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists will perform scenes from a brand new production of Puccini's beloved classic, La bohème, in a presentation designed to creatively engage young audiences. Students will discover the behind-the-scenes magic of opera including topics such as lighting design, scene changes, stage tricks, musical themes, and much more!
Opera is a naturally multi-dimensional and multimedia art form, and by presenting its many facets, the Opera Look-In creates a dynamic experience for students from 4th to 8th grade. Designed specifically to academically and creatively engage children, this experience leaves students enchanted and singing for more!
The full program includes:
- A dynamic, in-theater performance
- An introduction to the production elements of opera
- Study materials and resources aligned to national standards and local curricula
“This was an excellent presentation. It was age appropriate, engaging, and very informative. This performance did as much for the teachers as it did for the students. Our class will attend as many of these presentations as our schedules will allow.”
- Teacher who attended the Opera Look-In
Opera Look-In: School Performances
- Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m.
- The Kennedy Center Opera House
- $6 per person (students, teachers, and chaperones)
- Kennedy Center School Brochure or call 202-416-8835
- Attend the lecture: Puccini's Timeless Opera: La bohème, on Wednesday, October 29, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. and attend the dress rehearsal from 7-10 p.m.
Major support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
General Dynamics is the proud sponsor of WNO's 2014-2015 Season.
Support for Opera Look-Ins is provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
Generous support for WNO Italian opera is provided by Daniel and Gayle D'Aniello.
La bohème is a production of the Clarice Smith Opera Series.
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Additional funding for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is provided by Judy and Billy Cox.
Events for Students is made possible by Kaplan, Inc.; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of these programs may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.