|Chose your opera.
A. The Billy Goats Gruff by John Davies
Bring opera into your school and teach students about the effects of bullying with an operatic version of the well-known story of The Billy Goats Gruff set to music by Mozart, Donizetti, and Rossini. With Opera goes to school! your students have a chance to share the stage with professional opera singers. An after-school game of hide and seek is ruined for three billy goat friends when a big bully blocks a bridge, preventing them from being able to go home. Each of the goats chooses how to deal with the conflict, but in the end, all three learn that compassion turns a would-be adversary into a new friend.
B. Jack and the Bean Stalk by John Davies
The story of Jack and the Bean Stalk addresses the topic of bullying through the popular music of Gilbert and Sullivan. Students have the opera-tunity to perform with Opera Columbus and even play a cow! Jack acquires magical beans that form a towering bean stalk. Climbing it, as any boy would, he discovers a larger than life bully who has stolen the family hen. Realizing all the trouble he’s caused, the giant resolves to behave well and agrees to treat others as they want to be treated.
Grade levels K-5
Duration: 45 min.
Opera Columbus staff will come to your school a few weeks prior to the performance to present opera in a nutshell and show students how to participate, so that your school gets the most out of this experience. Opera Columbus also offers a one-hour, in-school student workshop on the day of the performance that helps up to 30 students perform as part of the opera chorus. Teachers are provided with the chorus music and CD in advance.
Non-chorus option: We also offer versions of both shows that do not require the use of a children’s chorus.
With Children’s Chorus:
$650 single performance or
$800 for two back-to-back performances
Without Children’s Chorus:
$550 single performance or
$700 for two back-to-back performances
Single Performance: If your performance includes the use of a children’s chorus, a single, two-hour block of time must be reserved in the performance area. For a performance with no children’s chorus, a time period of an hour and fifteen minutes is required for set-up, performance, and tear-down.
Double Performance: If your performance includes a children’s chorus, a single, three-hour block of time must be reserved in the performance area. For a performance without a children’s chorus, a single, one hour and forty minute block of time is needed.
PLEASE NOTE: If schools do not schedule performances back-to-back, two single performance fees will be required to cover artists’ fees.
Double performances must be booked if audience size exceeds 350 students.
To book one of Opera Columbus’ in-school educational programs, call 614-384-5642 or email Peggy Kriha Dye, Director of Artistic and Educational Programming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study guides, chorus parts, and rehearsal CDs (if applicable) will be sent to participating schools upon processing of the reservation. For teacher convenience, study guides and chorus parts are sent in PDF format.
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Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive an invoice within two weeks of your order. Full payment and any cancellations or changes must be made 14 days prior to performance. Bookings can be made for Wednesdays or Fridays only.