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EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 2014-2015 | ACTIVITIES, FIELD TRIPS AND MORE!

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE Opera Colorado offers programs and performances in schools or as field trips. Please reference the guide below to choose which programs best suit your students.

WE COME TO YOU

YOU COME TO US

ROMEO & JULIET PAGE 3 6th grade and up January-May, Tuesday-Saturday

STUDENT MATINEE PAGE 8

HANSEL AND GRETEL PAGE 3 All ages October-May, Tuesday-Saturday IN-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS PAGE 4 All ages September-May, Tuesday-Friday ARIAS & ENSEMBLES PAGE 5 7th grade and up October-May, Tuesday-Saturday OPERA IN A TRUNK PAGE 6 All ages September-May, Tuesday-Friday GENERATION OC PAGE 7 6th-12th grade Applications are available upon request. Limited availability, only three classes accepted to participate for the 2014-2015 school year.

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K-12th grade Mozart’s The Magic Flute May 7 | 10AM-12PM Talk-back | 12:15PM

STUDENT DRESS REHEARSAL PAGE 9 6th grade-college only Puccini’s Madama Butterfly November 13 | 7PM Mozart’s The Magic Flute April 30 | 7PM

BACKSTAGE WORKSHOPS PAGE 10 K-12th grade November 17, 19 & 20 10AM-12PM May 4 & 6 | 10AM-12:00PM May 4 | 1:30PM-3:30PM

All charges for programs at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House help to offset seat tax and other fees incurred.

MEET THE YOUNG ARTISTS LEAH BOBBEY Soprano

Opera Colorado’s Young Artists are at the core of our Education & Community Engagement Programs.

KATHERINE SANFORD Mezzo-Soprano

The performing artists for our touring productions, they will also be featured in The Magic Flute Student Matinee. These talented

BRETT SPRAGUE Tenor

young artists bring opera to thousands of people in the Rocky Mountain Region each season, serving as a vital part of our

ANDREW PAULSON Baritone

mission to bring opera into your community. Their seven-month Denver residency includes training and coaching from Opera Colorado

LEO RADO Bass-Baritone

staff and guest artists.

CHERITY KOEPKE Director ALLAN ARMSTRONG Resident Coach Accompanist

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IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS & PERFORMANCES

PERFORMANCES

COST

$600 single/$700 two back-to-back performances

OFFERED

OPERA ON TOUR

Hansel and Gretel October-May Romeo & Juliet January-May

Opera Colorado’s Young Artists hit the road with abridged performances of two exciting operas sung in English – the classic fairytale Hansel and Gretel and the returning audience favorite Romeo & Juliet.

HANSEL AND GRETEL ROMEO & JULIET

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BY ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK GRADE LEVEL: ALL AGES

BY CHARLES GOUNOD GRADE LEVEL: 6TH AND UP

When they become stranded in the magic forest, things look “Grimm” indeed for Gretel and her brother Hansel. Their unexpected adventure takes them on an enchanted odyssey where they meet a cunning and zany Witch. This performance offers a unique and creative way to incorporate classical literature and fairytales into your curriculum!

Journey with us as we present the world-famous love story Romeo & Juliet. The opera unfolds through gorgeous music and scenes from Shakespeare’s original text. Updated staging and costumes help modern audiences relate to a story written long ago – yet still relevant and important today. Teachers, pair this one-act opera with an In-School Workshop on Shakespeare.

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COST

Varies depending on the length of workshop (contact us to discuss your needs)

OUTREACH PROGRAM

IN-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

OFFERED

September-May, Tuesday-Friday

Opera is one of the most collaborative art forms and our In-Schools Workshops are proof. Taught by Opera Colorado’s Teaching Artists, a wide variety of subjects are explored including Performing Arts (e.g. acting and singing, guest directing, Shakespeare), Communication and Interpersonal Skills (e.g. teambuilding) and much more. Need something specific? Just let us know!

GRADE LEVEL: ADAPTABLE TO ANY

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IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS & PERFORMANCES

COST $350

OFFERED

PERFORMANCES

ARIAS & ENSEMBLES A concert-style experience not to be missed! Performed by Opera Colorado’s Young Artists, this delightful program features highlights from operatic and musical theater repertoire. Selections are performed as they would be on stage but without the use of sets and costumes. The program ends with a Q&A session which gives the audience unique insight into the world of opera.

GRADE LEVEL: 7TH GRADE AND UP

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October-May, Tuesday-Saturday

COST $100

OFFERED

OUTREACH PROGRAM

OPERA IN A TRUNK

September-May, Tuesday-Friday

Filled with hands-on instructional materials, four Opera in a Trunk programs are offered this year: Hansel and Gretel, Romeo & Juliet, The Magic Flute and Opera for Beginners. The program includes an interactive presentation by an Opera Colorado Teaching Artist. To continue discovering the art form, classrooms then keep the trunk for one week. Educators are responsible for returning the trunk. A provided study guide supplements learning in the classroom.

GRADE LEVEL: ALL AGES

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GEN OC

COST

Partially covered by grant

OFFERED OUTREACH PROGRAM

GENERATION OC Looking for a program that teaches cross-curricular skills through a fresh and innovative approach? Gen OC is the program for you! This unique residency teaches 21st Century Workforces Readiness Skills and is gaining national attention as the future of integrated arts education! An emphasis is place on creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. Using opera as the catalyst, participants work closely with industry professionals in one of two tracks. Teaching Artists guide you through every part of the process and each program is tailored to fit the specific needs, goals and curriculum of your school or classroom.

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Fall-Spring

Applications available upon request. Limited availability, only three classes will be accepted to participate for the 2014-2015 school year.

TRACK OPTIONS Marketing: Students create original materials to market an Opera Colorado production to their peers. Page to Stage: Students write, produce and perform their own original piece inspired by a literary source. Please contact Opera Colorado for more information.

GRADE LEVEL: 6TH-12TH GRADE

FIELD TRIPS

COST

$10 Students $15 Chaperones

FIELD TRIP

STUDENT MATINEE:

OFFERED

May 7, 2015 Performance begins at 10AM

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Mozart’s famous opera comes to life on the stage of the Ellie! Accompanied by his side-kick the quirky birdcatcher Papageno, Prince Tamino journeys far and wide to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. This special performance is abridged for student audiences and features the Opera Colorado Young Artists. Sung in German with subtitles at each seat, this new Opera Colorado production focuses on the triumph of good over evil and what we do when faced with difficult decisions.

Chaperone Ratio Requirement: One supervising teacher per 10 students (admitted free of charge). Homeschool groups must meet the ratio requirement for supervising teachers to be admitted free of charge. Opera Colorado reserves the right to limit the number of additional adults. Performance takes place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

GRADE LEVEL: K-12TH GRADE

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FIELD TRIPS

FIELD TRIP

STUDENT DRESS REHEARSAL:

PUCCINI’S MADAMA BUTTERFLY

OFFERED

Madama Butterfly Nov. 13, 2014 | 7PM The Magic Flute Apr. 30, 2015 | 7PM

November 13, 2014 | 7PM

Chaperone Ratio Requirement:

MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE

One supervising teacher per 10 students (admitted free of charge). Homeschool groups must meet the ratio requirement for supervising teachers to be admitted free of charge. Opera Colorado reserves the right to limit the number of additional adults.

April 30, 2015 | 7PM

Each season, we open the final dress rehearsal of each mainstage production to students and teachers. Teacher guidebooks are provided online to prepare your class for their night at the opera. Enhance your experience by contacting the education department in advance to arrange a pre-performance discussion or post-performance talk-back. This is a program we encourage you to take advantage of.

GRADE LEVEL: K-12TH & COLLEGE STUDENTS

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COST

$10 K-12 Students $15 College Students/ Chaperones

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Performance takes place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

COST

$8 Students $15 Chaperones

OFFERED

FIELD TRIP

BACKSTAGE WORKSHOPS Explore the world backstage at interactive stations created to provide hands-on learning opportunities in stagecraft, professional singing, wigs and makeup, costume construction, fight choreography and more. It’s a field trip unlike any other. One of Opera Colorado’s most popular programs, these workshops sell out quickly!

Nov. 17, 19 & 20 10AM-12PM May 4 & 6 10AM-12PM May 4 1:30PM-3:30PM

Chaperone Ratio Requirement: One supervising teacher per 10 students (admitted free of charge). Homeschool groups must meet the ratio requirement for supervising teachers to be admitted free of charge. Opera Colorado reserves the right to limit the number of additional adults. Performance takes place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

GRADE LEVEL: K-12TH GRADE

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SPECIAL EVENT

FAMILY DAY AT THE OPERA For the entire family! Featuring the Opera Colorado Young Artists performing the company’s touring production of Hansel and Gretel. Explore the wonders of opera and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

SATURDAY, FEB. 7, 2015 | 1PM RSVP for free tickets online at OCFamilyDay.eventbrite.com

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COST

$45 per person

cost includes a light breakfast, coffee/tea service and tour of the opera house

FOR TEACHERS

ANNUAL TEACHER WORKSHOP: CREATE THIS!

OFFERED

Sat., October 18, 2014 8AM-4:30PM

INVESTIGATING AND PLAYING AROUND WITH THE CREATIVE PROCESS We’ve got a new partner and a new location! Buntport Theater, Colorado Ballet, Colorado Symphony and Opera Colorado team up for the annual performing arts teacher workshop focusing on 21st Century skills. Learn how to pump up your student’s creative thinking skills through theatre, dance, music and more! Workshop takes place in the Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

COLLABORATION COUPON:

BRING ONE COLLEAGUE RECEIVE $10 OFF ($80 for two participants, regularly $90) BRING TWO COLLEAGUES RECEIVE $20 OFF ($115 for three participants, regularly $135) LIMIT: 50 PEOPLE | REGISTER: 303.778.0371 OR OPERACOLORADO.ORG/EVENT/TEACHER-WORKSHOP

OUR PROGRAMS ARE MORE THAN JUST FUN.

Opera Colorado’s programs align with the Colorado Academic Standards, Common Core Curriculum models and place a special emphasis on 21st Century Skills. It is our goal to provide Colorado’s educators with support and expertise in Music and Theater Arts and other subject areas such as Literature and Creative Writing.

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2014-2015 OPERA COLORADO EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT From its fantastic plots and sweeping scores, to its soaring high notes and those quiet shimmers that make your hair stand on end, opera opens a window to our humanity and touches our hearts. Regardless of the subject you teach or the event you are planning, Opera Colorado’s Education & Community Engagement Programs will engage minds and expand horizons. From history to art, language to team building and culture to leadership, Opera Colorado’s worldclass programs link to a wide variety of curriculum. We regularly provide teachers and leaders with resources such as professional development and support from Teaching Artists. Opera can take us on amazing journeys. I invite you to join us for a truly unique adventure!

CHERITY KOEPKE Director of Education & Community Engagement

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2014-2015 EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM SPONSORS Opera Colorado’s Education & Community Engagement Programs are made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

Ken & Donna Barrow Sidney E. Frank Foundation Galen & Ada Bell Spencer Foundation Virginia Hill Charitable Foundation Jeanne Land Foundation SCFD Studio TBD Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation, Inc.

CONTRIBUTORS

Denver Lyric Opera Guild ECA Foundation Inc. Fine Arts Foundation Kinder Morgan Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM Saint John’s Cathedral The Schramm Foundation

YOUNG ARTIST SPONSORS

Leo Rado is sponsored by Marlis and Shirley Smith and The Honorable Karen Brody and Mike Hughes Katherine Sanford is sponsored by Patrick Spieles and Carol McMurry

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Opera Colorado provides scholarships to qualified schools and community venues. Please contact us for more information or visit OperaColorado.org to download an application.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Making a reservation is easy with three ways to bring the magic of opera to your school or community organization.

education@operacolorado.org

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PHONE:

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