The Glencore Ensemble Studio School Tour brings a one-act opera to your school! For over 30 years, the Ensemble Studio School Tour has inspired and delighted students all across Ontario. With operas adapted, or created specifically, for young audiences, the Ensemble performs in full costume with sets, props and piano accompaniment. The operas are performed in English and an informal question-and-answer period with the cast immediately follows each performance.
Dates: November 9 to December 6, 2015
Location: School auditoriums, community centres and community theatres
Audience Size/Grades: Up to 300 students
Fee: $775 + HST
Booking: Contact Prologue to the Performing Arts at 416-591-9092 or visit prologue.org
Additional Information: If your school does not have access to a tuned acoustic piano or an electronic piano, please inform Prologue at time of booking and the COC will bring one along!
“It was nice they didn’t have to go too far to take part in the theatre experience – our gym transformed into a theatre with very talented singers/actors & musicians.” – Candace Lombard, Holy Name Catholic School
The Bremen Town Musicians (DEAN Burry), Grades K – 6
Based on a tale by the Brothers Grimm, a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster set out on a journey to find freedom and start a new life after being mistreated by their owners. On the way, they learn about forgiveness, friendship, respect, self-confidence, and find a new home in an unexpected place. A funny and heartfelt tale, The Bremen Town Musicians ties in with your classroom studies in fairy tales and literature, with some important life lessons. This one-act opera by Canadian composer Dean Burry will be sung in English.
NEW! Operation SUperpower, Grades K – 3
Discover your inner superpower with the help of three heroic opera singers! This interactive show empowers students to identify their strengths and character traits that they are most proud of, or what we call "superpowers", and encourages them to nurture these powers and use them to help others. The accompanying study guide offers engaging pre- and post-performance activities focused on character development and literacy and music curricula for students in Kindergarten and primary grades.
Watch a video of the original cast
On Saturday, November 14, 2015, the Canadian Opera Company will present public performances of both operas on the School Tour. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Photos: Scenes from the COC Glencore Ensemble Studio School Tour production of The Bremen Town Musicians, 2014. Photo: Chris Hutcheson
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