New York City Opera’s Educational Programming delivers one of the greatest classroom experiences in New York to the city's children. As a pioneer in the field, we know firsthand both the immediate and the long-term benefits that students reap from involvement with high-quality art. Not only can students expand their cultural awareness, but they can also find a meaningful outlet for their creativity and develop a deeper understanding of their own lives and of the world around them.
Drawing upon the company’s adventurous and contemporary approach to opera, NYC Opera Education provides students with a three-dimensional introduction to the art form, transporting them from the page to the stage and then taking them behind the scenes. Students meet NYC Opera Teaching Artists and other theater professionals in the classroom, then go behind the scenes to see how productions work before watching everything unfold during NYC Opera’s world-class performances.
In 2011-2012 NYC Opera Education served more than 5,000 students in over 40 schools across the five boroughs as well as Westchester, New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut.
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