Opera Carolina

Opera Carolina

Opera Carolina, the region’s largest professional opera company, has been providing area students, teachers, and families with not only first-rate performances, but also a wonderful vehicle into their classroom curriculum through its educational programs.  Since 1971, Opera Carolina has been

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Opera Xpress


Program description

Musical storytelling brought right to your school?  Absolutely – it’s never been easier!  That’s why we call it Opera Xpress.

Opera Xpress, Opera Carolina’s educational touring company, provides delightful productions of children’s operas to help students understand and appreciate opera as an art form that integrates all of the fine arts and humanities and help teachers use opera as a classroom


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Professional Development, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Music, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Dance, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Select weeks in: October, November, December 2019 and January, February, March, April and May 2020


Available times:

To be determined upon booking.


Length of program: 40 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

– A cleared performance space – general lighting, – tuned piano (or full weighted keyboard (88 keys))


On-site at your school.

Fees / Ticketing:

CMS Title I & Project L.I.F.T. schools for Opera Xpress Performance ONLY: $250

CMS Schools (non Title I/ L.I.F.T.): $500

Private/Parochial/Non-public: $750


NC Standard Course of Study:

SL1: Students will prepare for and participate effectively in conversations and collaborations with diverse partners to build on their own and others’ ideas while expressing them clearly and persuasively.

W3 and W9: Students will write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events while using effective technique and will draw supporting evidence from literary and/or informational texts.

R7 and R9: Students will integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and will analyze how these mediums’ content address similar themes and topics to build knowledge or compare approaches.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Arts Education, Music K-5 Standards: CR.1: Students will understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with the art form of opera through the performance and the study guide’s various activities, including exploration into the art forms relevancy in today’s world.

MR.1: Students will understand the interacting elements to respond to music and operatic performances including, but not limited to, performance etiquette, voice types, settings, and more.

From the Social Studies Standards: K-5.H.1: Students will explore and understand many facets of culture through the performance and the guide’s activities.


Cancellation Policy

Sponsoring school/group must provide cancellation in writing within four weeks of the performance date. If sponsor cancels less than four weeks in advance, sponsor may be subject to pay partial performance fees.