Programs for Students and Teachers
Tacoma Opera's education program nurtures the love of opera for both children and adults. Here are just a few things that students and teachers have said about attending our productions:
"All in all, it's the best thing I've done in my entire life."
"The kids loved it!"
"Man, those people can blow!"
"I will remember the thrill of actually being at an opera."
Bring your school group to an opera for a real-time opera experience
that is anything but virtual.
Student Night at the Opera is the final dress rehearsal of our major productions, a chance for school groups from Tacoma and the greater Puget Sound area to attend a fully-staged performance.
The Student Nights for the 2012/13 Season are:
Tickets are $5 per student and $7 per adult chaperone. All tickets are sold in advance; no tickets are available at the door. There are no refunds or exchanges.
These performances are open only to school groups and must be booked by a faculty member. A reasonable number of adult chaperones (about one chaperone for every ten students) is permitted.
Can't bring a school group to Student Night, but have individual students who want to see an opera? Tell your students about our Student Rush program! Full-time students can purchase tickets to the public performances for only $10, by showing their student ID at the box office beginning one hour before curtain, subject to availability.
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Since 2005, Tacoma Opera has offered educators "Enriching Curriculum Through Opera," an afternoon of opera, lunch, and clock hours.
Led by Dr. Noel Koran, Tacoma Opera's General Director and Dr. Norman Heimgartner, Professor Emeritus (retired), University of Puget Sound, this afternoon course teaches about opera, with an emphasis on an upcoming Tacoma Opera production. Teachers receive a model lesson plan for use in their core curriculum, a DVD of the opera, and two passes to the final dress rehearsal. The curriculum has been designed to conform to the EALRs for 6-12.
The 2012/13 curriculum course will focus on La Traviata, and will be held on March 2, 2013 from 12 noon - 3pm at the Urban Grace Church at 902 Market Street in downtown Tacoma.
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