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EDUCATING STUDENTS, EXPANDING MINDS,
ENCOURAGING A COMMUNITY OF OPERA LOVERS
Every season Florida Grand Opera’s Education Department creates a broad range of engaging music education and community programs. More than 20,000 children, families and community members will take part in FGO programs this season – in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties.
FGO’s school programs provide innovative opportunities for students and teachers to make music in their classrooms, make music education resources available for free to schools and allows them to experience the opera art form as audience members.
CADENZA (NEW) – is an opera social group for girls. The goal of this program is to offer an outlet to young women currently involved in either the Chance Program or Project Gold. It is the intention that this program will help the girls involved gain new confidence, friendship, and a sense of belonging through their experience in opera and encourage them to remain on their therapeutic course to a new beginning and fresh start. Learn More.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – an adult education series that brings the opera art form into South Florida communities through thought-provoking and relevant discussions and performances. These hour-long events will allow audience members to reflect, rethink and find new meaning in issues that affect South Florida to this day. Learn More.
FGO FAMILY DAY – is a collaboration between FGO and South Florida community venues; bringing a fun-filled day where opera fans young and old - new to the genre or opera aficionados - can come and explore the world of opera through hands on activities, live performances, interactive experiences, and the thrill of live theater. Learn More.
FGO YALA – Youth Artists Learning Academy Summer Camp (NEW) – Florida Grand Opera is thrilled to introduce our inaugural learning academy for aspiring young singers and opera lovers in grades 9 to 12 — YALA. Held in our actual rehearsal studios, participants get a hands on experience with leading industry professionals and performers. All participants will take part in classes ranging from performance and preparatory to behind the scenes and production and much, much more!
We also invite renowned guest teaching artists to offer you a broader view of the world of opera in select masterclasses and workshops. Your two weeks in YALA will conclude with a fully costumed performance in the Balfe Studio where opera stars from across the globe have rehearsed for Florida Grand Opera productions.
This is an experience not to be missed! Learn More.
OPERA LAB – is an in school residency program that works with the classroom teacher to help aid their vision in art, music, design, literature, and history. Opera Lab brings members of the production team (wigs, make up, lighting design, props, stage craft, and many more) in-to the class to supplement the curriculum and create a specifically crafted project to bring the learning to life. Learn More.
OPERA TEENS (NEW) – is a national initiative to empower high schoolers to pursue their interests in opera, share opera learning with others and leverage the power of opera to serve local communities.Learn More.
STUDENT DRESS REHEARSALS – Over 7,000 middle and high school students from South Florida schools attend the final dress rehearsals of each production at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Through its community programs, FGO provides free public recitals and musical workshops throughout South Florida, making opera accessible to over 24 communities. Together, these programs, plus many more, bring musical experiences to people of all ages and circumstances. Learn More.
TRAVELING OPERA (NEW) – Florida Grand Opera selects a relevant production from each season to include in its Traveling Opera Program. In this program a condensed version of the full length opera is introduced to an audience new to opera. It is performed entirely in English with spoken dialogue replacing long “recitatives”, or sung conversations between characters. Learn more
You can partner with FGO to help ensure the future of arts education and encourage a community of opera lovers with your generous FGO Education contribution. For more information on our Education programs or to make your gift, click here, or call our Director of Education, at 305.403.3308.