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HCA TriStar Health and Nashville Opera ON TOUR present John Davies’ GOLDIE B. LOCKS & THE THREE SINGING BEARS,a fun operatic retelling of the classic children’s

fairy tale. Goldie, a little girl who has a great passion for bugs and spiders, finds herself in a sticky situation when she stumbles upon the little dwelling of the three singing bears. Hungry and lost, she eats from the soup bowls Mama Bear has left on the table to cool. When the three bears return to their lunch and discover a “Soup Thief” is on the loose, Baby Bear “Peek” leads a brave detective search and befriends Goldie Locks, our accidental thief, along the way! The ensuing adventure teaches

children the true meaning of friendship and the importance of honesty.

With popular tunes from Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE and catchy numbers by the beloved composer Offenbach, GOLDIE B. LOCKS & THE THREE SINGING BEARS is sure to be a favorite of children everywhere.

as we celebrate over two decades of dedicated arts education with our seasonal tour and vital community outreach programs. Nashville Opera’s talented Mary Ragland Young Artists create memorable learning experiences which incorporate every discipline, right in your school!

Our vision is clear—to educate through performance, giving children the opportunity to both enjoy and to be a part of the art form we love. Music can change what you think is possible, and we’ll prove it! Look for us in your school, in the theater, and in our community. Opera is for everyone and many of our programs are FREE. Teachers, be sure to register online at nashvilleopera.organd bring the thrill of live performance to your students. Nashvilleopera.org also offers study guides, opera synopses, singer photos and biographies, as well as information on performances and events year round. Our Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund Resource Library of children’s books, opera videos, and CDs is available upon request to both you and interested parents. If you need further information or assistance booking a program, I can help.

Together, let’s witness first-hand how music can ignite the desire to expand imaginations and change what’s possible!

Anna Young Director of Education and Outreach

ayoung@nashvilleopera.org • 615.832.5242

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Goldie B. Locks & the Three Singing Bears

Join us

This 45-minute, audience-interactive production is sung in English. Opera ON TOUR comes directly to your school with sets, costumes, four professional opera singers, and a pianist—all members of Nashville Opera’s prestigious Mary Ragland Young Artist Program. Participating schools will receive an extensive study guide to prepare for the performance and supplement learning in the classroom. Schools may also request a post-performance Q&A session free of charge. Don’t miss this opportunity to introduce opera to your school and experience a live performance!

Dates

February 2 – March 17, 2016

Cost

$500 for a single performance $700 for two back-to-back performances

(Financial assistance available upon request)

Tennessee Curriculum

Standard Alignment

Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Reading, Writing, History, Social Studies, Math and Sciences

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Opera

Out Loud!

Nashville Opera offers “OPERA OUT LOUD” to middle and high school choirs throughout Middle Tennessee. This 45-minute introductory program features arias and ensemble pieces which capture the many facets of opera! The program is designed to be presented during a single class period for a large choral or arts audience, preferably in the choral class-room. We come to your school with four professional opera singers and a pianist—all members of our Mary Ragland Young Artist Program. There will be an opportunity for the singers to talk about their experi-ences as artists and answer questions from the student audience. Participating schools will receive an exten-sive study guide to prepare for the performance and supplement learning in the classroom.

Opera 101

Enjoy a fast-paced ride through the history of opera using video and audio clips, fun facts, and exciting backstage stories! This program can be tailored to any topic that connects to your curriculum or classroom needs.

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Even the older boys (aged 10-12) loved the

production! Our youngest students (preschool)

were totally amazed and never even made a sound

except laughter and applause.”

– Kaye Hunter, music teacher West Cheatham Elementary School

Student Dress

Rehearsals

Your students can be among the very first to see two of Nashville Opera’s mainstage productions by attending our special student dress rehearsal in Andrew Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville.

Participating schools will receive an extensive study guide to prepare for the opera and supplement learning in the classroom. Schools may also request additional educational opportunities both at the theater and in the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: Limited seating fills up fast! Advance online registration is required.

Dates

October 6, 2015, at 7 PM

TURANDOTby Puccini Andrew Jackson Hall, TPAC April 5, 2016, at 7 PM

DIE FLEDERMAUS

by Johann Strauss Andrew Jackson Hall, TPAC

Cost

$8/student, $10/chaperone (includes $2.50 TPAC fee) 1 FREE chaperone ticket with every 10 student tickets

Tennessee Curriculum

Standard Alignment

Music, Theatre, Reading, Writing, Literature, History, Social Studies

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Dates

February 2 – March 17, 2016

Cost

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Tennessee Curriculum

Standard Alignment

Music, Theatre, Dance, Reading, Writing, History, Social Studies,

Math and Sciences

Audiences

Middle School, High School, College (Elementary)

Dates

September – April

Cost

$150 within Davidson County $200 outside Davidson County

Tennessee Curriculum

Standard Alignment

Music, Theatre, Reading, Writing, History, Social Studies

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All this OPERA JOY

is made possible by. . .

Title Sponsor (for over 10 years) Guardian

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Additional Support

THE JUDY & NOAH LIFF FOUNDATION SAMUEL M. FLEMING FOUNDATION MARY C. RAGLAND FOUNDATION

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win tickets!

Are any of your students aspiring opera singers, theater buffs, or journalists? Area high school students are invited to enter an essay contest for the chance to win opera tickets. Nashville Opera will award five students and their chaperones mini-subscriptions to two opera performances. We’ll even include a backstage tour and a pre-show talk by Artistic Director John Hoomes!

Awards will be given to the five best essays responding to the statement: “I would like to attend the opera because...”

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Friday, January 22, 2016, at 8 PM Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 2 PM Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 7 PM James K. Polk Theater, TPAC

DIE FLEDERMAUS

by Johann Strauss

Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 7 PM Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 8 PM Andrew Jackson Hall, TPAC

Eligibility

High school students Grades 9 – 12

Essay Length

1 – 2 typed, double-spaced pages or 2 – 4 handwritten pages

Deadline to Enter

October 1, 2015

E-mail Essays to

Anna Young ayoung@nashvilleopera.org Na shville Opera ’s D IE FLED ERMA

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I hope I get to see it again!

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Castle Heights Elementary

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