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In-School Touring

Sponsors for In-school touring:

Alexandria Commission for the Arts
The Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium, Richmond
Arts Council of Fairfax County
Bank of America
Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission
Chesterfield County
Franklin Southampton Charities
Hampton Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
Newport News Arts Commission
Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Newport News Shipbuilding
Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission
Suffolk Arts Commission
Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Williamsburg Arts Commission
Wells Fargo
York County Arts Commission

With its music, theatrics, spectacle and humor, opera has everything people love. That is why year after year, community members and educators who experience Virginia Opera's programs beg for more. This year Virginia Opera brings new and exciting adventures and opportunities to the community. (See below for a list of performance titles.)

We offer many discounted programs for schools and organizations through grants, partnering, and multiple bookings. We also have special offerings for middle schools and high schools so don't forget to check out our Encore, Master Classes and Opera & Broadway programs.

Our professional casts and staff sang, danced and educated their way into the hearts of over 150,000 children and adults across the Commonwealth. Virginia Opera continually offers audiences a chance to experience performances and learn more about opera in ways that they could have only imagined – don't let these opportunities pass you by.

Fees vary depending on the performance, location and the number of performances scheduled. Funding from the municipal arts commissions and touring monies from the Virginia Commission for the Arts can dramatically reduce the cost of performances. Funding goes quickly, call today!

For more information on Virginia Opera's In-School Touring Program:

Call 757-627-9545 ext. 3347 OR e-mail our Director of Education.

 

2014-15 Season Tours

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The Empress and The Nightingale

September 2014 - December 2014

Appropriate Audience: Grades K-5, Community

An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic children’s story of a small bird sharing her gift of song. With a cast of three performing original music, this opera vividly teaches the value of music performed live and how humans cannot control nature. 

Relates to following Virginia SOLs:

Science:                K.7, 1.4-5, 5.2

English:                 K.1-4, K.8-9, 1.1-3,1.8, 2.1-3, 3.1, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 5.4-5

History:                  K.3, K.7, K.8, 1.7-10, 2.8-9

Mathematics:         K.7

Music:                   K.1-3, K.5, K.7, K.10-12, 1.1-3, 1.10-12, 2.1-3, 2.10-11, 3.4, 3.7, 3.11, 3.14-15, 4.8, 4.13-15, 5.6, 5.11-13
 

 

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The Princess and the Pea

January 2015 - May 2015

Appropriate Audience: Grades K-5, Community

A humorous adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous story with a few modern twists. A young girl whose royal blood could only be confirmed by testing her sensitivity to a pea  becomes a short opera sure to bring many laughs for young audiences. Just what tests will this young princess have to undergo to prove her lineage?

Relates to following Virginia SOLs:

English:                K.1-4, K.8-9, 1.1-3,1.8, 2.1-3, 3.1, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 5.4-5

History:                 USII.1, USII.3-4, USII.6, CE.3, CE.9

Music:                   K.1-3, K.5, K.7, K.10-12, 1.1-3, 1.10-12, 2.1-3, 2.10-11, 3.4, 3.7, 3.11, 3.14-15, 4.8, 4.13-15, 5.6, 5.11-13


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An Evening of Opera and Broadway

September 2014 - May 2015

Appropriate Audience: For all ages, Community

Sung by world class emerging artists, An Evening of Opera and Broadway features soaring opera arias and your favorite Broadway melodies from the world's greatest composers. This concert program will add a special touch of elegance and excitement to any evening or event and is an excellent choice for all community groups, theatres, and colleges. Performance can vary in length depending on production needs.

Encore

Encore!

September 2014 - May 2015

Appropriate Audience: For all ages, Community

Introduce your students to the beauty of music with this entertaining program that features popular opera arias and favorite Broadway melodies. Our artists will introduce, demonstrate and explain the fundamentals of opera while at the same time putting on a performance that will leave your students shouting “Encore!” This performance can be given as a masterclass or performance for the entire school.