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Our Program

The Playground Operas is a school day residency program that immerses your students in the production and performance of an opera.  With the guidance of professionals working in the field today, your students explore the operatic experience from the first conception of an opera’s production to the exciting culmination of its performance.  

Skills Learned

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Synchronous or Asynchronous Classes

Prerecorded Artistic Content

  • Pre-recorded lessons
  • Curriculum documents to go along
  • Access to the web portal with resources, lesson extensions, support forums, etc. 
  • One-on-one calls with the Opera on Tap teaching team to get your class set up and ready to go as well as support throughout the duration of the program
  • An opera curriculum aligned with music education (NAfME) and CASEL social emotional learning standards


Livestream with Teaching Artists

  • Synchronous online lessons with Opera on Tap Professional Teaching Artists
  • Pre-recorded lessons
  • Curriculum documents to go along
  • Access to the web portal with resources, lesson extensions, support forums, etc. 
  • One-on-one calls with the Opera on Tap teaching team to get your class set up and ready to go as well as support throughout the duration of the program
  • An opera curriculum aligned with music education (NAfME) and CASEL social emotional learning standards

Our Teaching Artists

Our Playground Opera Teaching Artists are all trained educators and professional opera artists working in the field today. They also have a passion for teaching K-8 students!

WHAT TEACHERS SAY

This process and the product are super kid-friendly, relating a classic opera in bel canto to things our kids care about, like pizza! I can’t wait to teach our kids this year in 4th grade again.

PABLO PROVENCIO, Music Teacher, KIPP NYC Schools

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A Role for Everyone

With a strong STEAM integration, Virtual Playground Opera builds lasting relationships with educators and students and presents creativity as a life skill essential for success. Our curriculum immerses students in every aspect of the creation, production and performance of an opera. Virtual Playground Opera is an active learning video production education program in an innovative, interactive web series hosted on a comprehensive learning portal.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

It was a lot of work, but I still loved it.  That was amazing. I want to do it all the time.

STUDENT, 5TH GRADE, PS 129/MANHATTAN


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Support Us

Supporting our program will be transformational for our music education development which has proven its impact time and again throughout our communities.