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UNCW Opera Outreach Project

Monday, April 23 & Tuesday, April 24, 2012
9:15 & 11:15 am, Kenan Auditorium

Free School Performance for Grades K-1

Opera is a wonderful form of storytelling, ideal for young children, which blends singing, pantomime, costumes, and scenery. Cinderella, based on the opera by French composer Jules Massenet, will be the entry point into the student study of storytelling through opera. Whimsical music, lively characters, and dynamic costumes will engage Kindergarten and first grade students in the familiar fairy tale of a poor young woman who finds her Prince Charming, with the help of a little magic! 

The UNCW Opera Outreach Project presents a special school performance of the beloved fairy tale, Cinderella.  This reduced version incorporates the original music of Massenet, with an updated English translation specifically tailored to young audience. The total performance time is approximately 40 minutes.

Download Registration Form (pdf)

Performance Guide

The Performance Guide (pdf) can be used in conjunction with the live performance of Cinderella presented by UNCW Opera Outreach Project. The guide outlines performance history, characters, synopsis (plot/setting), composer/librettist/author biography, opera definition, the genre of fairy tales, compare and contrast (opera vs. original source), and concert etiquette.  

Tickets & Information

Free for kindergarten and first grade students in New Hanover County.Seating is limited. To register, download the Registration Form (pdf), and fax the completed form to the Office of Cultural Arts at 910.962.7008. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Supplemental Resources for Students & Teachers

Professional Development for Educators
Monday, March 5, 2012
3:30 - 4:30 pm | UNCW Cultural Arts Building (Room 1088 and Beckwith Recital Hall)

Led by UNCW faculty, this Professional Development Workshop will feature break-out sessions centered on Cinderella: Storytelling through Opera for Music, Art, Dance and Classroom teachers, along with a special live preview performance.

Classroom Extension Activities

Available online and in hard copy, these activities are ready to use resources for specialists and classroom teachers. 

Residency with UNCW Faculty & Students

There will be a limited number of residences available to interested schools.  Involvement can be tailored to the needs of grade level, and includes classroom support and live preview performance.  For more information contact Nancy King.

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