Secondary students break the mold of traditional school productions while rehearsing and performing on a digital platform to create a new, unique opera recording.

Arts and education met at our In-School Opera Remote Workshops in fall 2020. Five weeks spent with LA Opera artists flew by as students sharpened their musical and theatrical skills to learn and perform Edge of a Dream, a new opera by composer Juhi Bansal, DMA, and librettist Neil Aitken, PhD. Students explored the life and work of Ada Lovelace (1815 - 1852), an English mathematician and writer who is considered to be the "mother" of computer science.

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Things to know:

  • Students performed through a remote platform to help ensure safety during physical distancing 
  • Workshops were once a week for five weeks, for one class period and ran Sept. 14 - Oct. 16
  • Students worked with a Theater Teaching Artist, a Visual Teaching Artist, and LA Opera Connects Resident Director Eli Villanueva to create a digital performance that schools and students can keep
  • Extensive teaching materials and lesson plans were provided to connect the program to literature, social science, history, world cultures, and language skills
  • Common Core and VAPA standards were covered

Generous support for Secondary In-School Opera from
California Arts Council