Program Duration: 12 or 18 sessions (typically once a week)
Session Length: One full class period (50-60 minutes) for each participating class
Cost: $2,000 or $3,000 per class (free for qualifying Chicago Public Schools)
This multi-disciplinary program empowers students in grades 1-5 to create and perform an original opera that integrates learning content objectives with arts learning in music, theater, and movement. Teachers and Lyric teaching artists work collaboratively to develop a custom residency plan that addresses desired learning outcomes while students engage in creative storytelling through the art of opera. Teachers determine a session schedule that coordinates with the established class meeting schedule and the program can be implemented any time during the school year.
*This program requires participating classroom teachers to attend a Professional Development Workshop at Lyric on August 21, 2019.
*Teachers may elect to enhance the experience by scheduling an optional backstage tour of the Lyric Opera House, and attend a performance of Lyric's Opera in the Neighborhoods.
The Elementary Opera Residency program downloadable PDF contains helpful information regarding the goals, structure, and application process. Please read this document carefully before submitting your application.