Opera Alive encourages music and arts to be an integral part of learning for students of all ages. Downloadable education guides, school visits and field trips to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium during a dress rehearsal allow students to explore the art form while using their imagination and thinking critically. For classroom visits, special guests will speak, sing and introduce elements of opera in a creative way. A limited number of complimentary visits are offered throughout the season. Students can also participate in the making of an opera with our education program, DIY Opera.
Bring your class to experience opera first hand! Education dress rehearsal dates are available to school group bookings for subsidized pricing starting at only $10. All performances will have English supertitles. Schools requiring funding assistance are encouraged to apply for support through our Ensemble! program.
Turandot education dress rehearsal | Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7 p.m. | Booking Form
Set in an imagined mythical China, Edmonton Opera’s lavish season-opening production of Turandot is sure to amaze our student audiences. Turandot is a ruthless princes, whose lethal riddles confound her suitors. Only prince Calaf has the courage to risk it all—including his life—for a chance to melt her icy heart. Puccini’s breathtaking music, such as the iconic “Nessun dorma,” coupled with this production’s beautiful sets and costumes, will ensure that Edmonton Opera’s Turandot will live in your heart and mind for years to come.
Cinderella (La Cenerentola) education dress rehearsal | Thursday, February 2, 2017, 11 a.m. | Booking Form
The timeless rags-to-riches fairytale of Cinderella takes a new spin with our production of Rossini's La Cenerentola. This show features a delightful new set and costume design built right here in Edmonton, promising students a blend of 1950's fashion and tradition in a way they have never seen before. Prepare for a morning of comedy, mistaken identities, and uplifting moments with your class!
The heroine—or anti-heroine—of Richard Strauss’s Elektra is a character based in the myths of ancient Greece who is consumed by tumultuous revenge. Set in the palace of the murdered King Agamemnon in the years following the Trojan War, this opera navigates the psychological turmoil of Elektra, obsessed with avenging the death of her father. Strauss’s spine-chilling score will keep students on the edge of their seats as Elektra gets closer and closer to her target: her mother Klytämnestra. Our production features talented young conductor, 23-year-old Alexander Prior. He brings youthful exuberance and technical mastery into the extremely difficult score of Elektra, promising to inspire students and teachers alike.
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