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Opera Starts with Oh! Performing in the Time of Pergolesi!

Sunday, January 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Join Lead Teaching Artist, Sarah Laughland, for this In-Person session of Opera Starts with Oh! exploring the operas of the famous Italian composer and artist, Giovanni Pergolesi, and the musical works that etched his name in history, particularly his popular comedy La Servante maîtresse and his beloved Stabat Mater.

We’ll dive into the music of La Servante maîtresse and Stabat Mater with violinist and music educator, Dr. Christopher Ciampoli, and learn more about being a musician. Actor and theater educator, Kathryn Zoerb, will take us on a journey into the world of Commedia dell’Arte, learning all about acting in Italy during Pergolesi’s time and even creating our own characters! You’ll get to create and take home your very own costume piece, so you can continue the fun at home. We can’t wait to see you there!

This program will prepare us for Opera Lafayette’s semi-staged opera Pergolesi! coming to DC’s Kennedy Center on February 2nd, 2023. Get your tickets today!

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Please contact Jace Chambers for any assistance regarding this program:

*All In-Person events require a parent/guardian to remain with their child(ren) and within the building during the entire workshop*

Designed for families with children 3-8 years old. We operate on a pay-what-you can model to ensure equity in our programming.

More about Opera Starts with Oh!:

Praised by The Washington PostWashington Parent, and on Austin Public Radio, Opera Starts with Oh! is back for our 2023 season!

This free family program by Opera Lafayette, was created to introduce young audiences to the magic of opera! Led by teaching artist, dancer and educator, Sarah Laughland, and featuring new guest artists every unit, Opera Starts with Oh! is perfect for families with children 3-10 years old!

Click here for more about Opera Starts with Oh!

About Opera Lafayette:Opera Starts with Oh Logo with red

Opera Lafayette, an American period instrument company, brings to modern audiences fresh interpretations of rediscovered gems and historical masterpieces from the 17th through 19th centuries, illuminating the contemporary relevance of the works together with their original appeal. Central to the company’s mission is building a legacy of the timeless repertoire Opera Lafayette brings back to life. This is achieved through an extensive discography, mounting revivals, and inspiring a public appreciation for this repertoire through its audience engagement programs for audiences of all ages.

This family programming is Opera Lafayette’s newest Community Engagement initiative. These family-friendly open houses and workshops not only help strengthen an appreciation for opera as an art form but utilize opera to connect families through the arts. This community engagement program works to introduce youth to the original Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of opera) and features activities which connect children and adults to many of the arts and humanities: music making, storytelling, culture and language, visual arts and design, and dance. The program is designed to engage with different types of learners: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile.


Sunday, January 22
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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