Outreach, Education and Classes
Why bring opera into your school?
Recent studies exploring the impact of the arts on learning have stressed the importance of arts in education. These studies show that young people who have regular involvement in arts pursuits frequently develop superior skills in creativity and originality, expression of thoughts and ideas, imagination and elaboration, and in the organization of different kinds of meaning, insight and understanding. Many children would never be exposed to art forms like opera without such programs that we are able to bring into your school.
Opera on Tour: Little Miss Butterfly
An original story, set to familiar opera tunes, Little Miss Butterfly is designed to introduce opera to audiences both young and old. The in 2013, the Touring Opera Troupe presents a western story of the Monarch butterfly’s life cycle. Set to familiar operatic tunes this entertaining program is fully costumed with props and piano accompaniment and is perfect for school assemblies or larger groups. Spectators will recognize the tale, yet be surprised and entertained by some very unusual twists. Performers are comprised of talented individuals from the greater Northwest Colorado community!
Opera in the Classroom:
Opera-Toon-ity is an in-classroom introduction for elementary school audiences centered on active student participation. Using opera-based cartoon videos as a springboard for conversation the program teaches children what opera is, dispels myths, and provides an entry point to other aspects of opera, and its component arts. Several students are invited to dress-up in costumes and the entire class then sings in different characters.
What’s Opera Doc? – Opera appreciation lecture series at Colorado Mountain College
Opera Encounter – Facilitated panel discussion with ECO Summer Opera Artists
FREE to the public! Drinks and appetizers available for purchase. Question & answer session with audience.
Vocal Masterclass Series – Performance workshops with professional opera singers
OperaTalks and Annual Diva Gala
What’s Opera Doc?
Annual Opera Encounter
Vocal Masterclass Series