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*VIRTUAL* Opera Starts with Oh! Creating the Infamous!

Saturday, March 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

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Join Lead Teaching Artist, Omar Cruz, in this two-part online workshop of The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell – an anonymous adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

How do authors and playwrights create their memorable characters?  David Connolly, a professional Shakespeare actor, will use text from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to lead us on an exploration of Character Creations and how actors bring them to life on stage!

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 Online! is back.

This free family program by Opera Lafayette, also available in person at the Hill Center on April 9th, was created to introduce young audiences to the magic of opera! Led by teaching artist, dancer and educator, Omar Cruz, and featuring new guest artists every unit, Opera Starts with Oh! is perfect for families with children 3-8 years old!

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Saturday, April 2, 16, & 30 (Online): 11:00am-11:45am
  • Saturday, April 9 (In-Person): 2:00pm-3:45pm

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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.


Saturday, March 19
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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Opera Starts with Oh! – Opera Lafayette
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