Dayton Opera On The Road

Opera Takes Flight

To coincide with Dayton Opera’s world-premiere of Finding Wright, the Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence will have a premiere of their own—a new educational program, Opera Takes Flight. In this piece audiences will be introduced to the art of opera and explore flight through different types of music, including opera, art song, and Broadway. This won’t just touch on animals and machines that fly. We’ll look at how the pitch of music can make you soar, and how flights of fancy can take you on a journey as exciting as any plane trip. Opera Takes Flight was created by Carol Anderson, who serves on the music staff of Utah Opera and the Santa Fe Opera.

Opera is a powerful medium for learning about all the arts as well as about history, literature and foreign language. It is an art form that occurs in all cultures, as all peoples use music along with words, drama and dance to express ideas. In addition, opera deals with the human condition—the way people live, think and feel. Opera is, in short, a natural interdisciplinary art form that relates directly to standard school curricula.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Languages; Geography; English Language Arts; Music

You must provide a recently tuned piano and bench or a full-sized electronic keyboard with a stand and chair for this program. This program is approximately 45 minutes in length and is appropriate for grades 6–12 as well as adult audiences.

To request a performance, complete our online interest form:

For more information about the program, contact [email protected]