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 Jake Heggie’s triumphant new opera, Moby-Dick, 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
Opera Look-In: School Performances
- Friday, March 7, 2014, 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m.
- The Kennedy Center Opera House
- $6 per person (students, teachers, and chaperones)
- The Kennedy Center School Brochure or call 202-416-8835
- Attend the lecture: Songs of the Whale: Moby-Dick Becomes an Opera, on Wednesday, February 19, 4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m. and attend the tech rehearsal from 7-10 p.m. See the Kennedy Center School Brochure for more details.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
Support for Opera Look-Ins is provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Additional support for Performances for Young Audiences is provided by Adobe Foundation,
The Clark Charitable Foundation; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Macy's Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; an endowment from the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; Washington Gas; and by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
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.