Bring your students to the opera!
The Opera Look-In program has been charming young audiences in the greater DC area for over twenty years. This 75 minute program is the perfect way to introduce your classroom to opera. The Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists will perform scenes from one of the world's most beloved operas, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, in a presentation designed to creatively engage young audiences. Students will discover the behind-the-scenes magic of opera including topics such as lighting design, scene changes, stage tricks, musical themes, and much more!
Opera is a naturally multi-dimensional and multimedia art form, and by presenting its many facets, the Opera Look-In creates a dynamic experience for students from 4th to 8th grade. Designed specifically to academically and creatively engage children, this experience leaves students enchanted and singing for more!
The full program includes:
- A dynamic, in-theater performance
- An introduction to the production elements of opera
- Study materials and resources aligned to national standards and local curricula
“This was an excellent presentation. It was age appropriate, engaging, and very informative. This performance did as much for the teachers as it did for the students. Our class will attend as many of these presentations as our schedules will allow.”
- Teacher who attended the Opera Look-In
Opera Look-In: School Performances
Standards Connections: English Language Arts—Reading: Literature (RL.3); Theatre—Performing (Pr5.1b-Technical)
- Friday, September 30, 11 a.m.
- The Kennedy Center Opera House
- $6 per person (students, teachers, and chaperones)
- The Kennedy Center School Brochure or call 202-416-8835
Major support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
WNO acknowledges the longstanding generosity of Life Chairman Mrs. Eugene B. Casey.
WNO's Presenting Sponsor
Generous support for WNO Italian Opera is provided by Daniel and Gayle D'Aniello.
Support for Opera Look-In is provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is made possible through the generous support of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, with additional funding provided by Judy and Billy Cox, Robert and Lynn Downing, Virginia McGehee Friend, Nicole Alfandre Halbreiner, Susan Carmel Lehrman, John & Mary Lee Malcolm, Michael F. and NoÃ©mi K. Neidorff and The Centene Charitable Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey P. Pohanka, Mr. Alan J. Savada and Mr. Will Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Schuiling, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. Guillermo Schultz, Washington National Opera Council, and The Women's Committee of Washington National Opera.
This performance is made possible by the Kimsey Endowment; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.