Give your students the complete opera experience by bringing them to
The Prospector in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, for free!
The Prospector is a rousing tale of California Gold Rush pioneers based on Puccini’s opera The Girl of the Golden West. Adapted by Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks, The Prospector is set in a mining camp during the 1850s where a prospector charms a group of coyotes with a story of cowboys and miners competing for the love of a strong and beautiful woman.
- A playful introduction to opera through an age-appropriate, high quality opera performance
- An opportunity to practice appropriate behavior, dress and audience etiquette, while visiting one of the most important cultural centers in their city
What can teachers gain?
- What to expect at the opera house and opera etiquette
- A short history of opera
- A synopsis of the opera, artist bios and an opera timeline
- Opera vocabulary and a description of jobs at the opera house
- Ideas for integrating opera into the curriculum
- A classroom visit by one of LA Opera's Community Educators
Dates: The Prospector student matinees will take place on Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:00am and 11:30am.
Teachers can apply to bring a maximum of 45 students and five chaperones by submitting one original lesson plan.
Accepted teachers will be required to attend an in-service on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 4:00pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Fee: Free of charge. Transportation is not included.
Application: Download PDF Form
Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2013
Support Materials: Educator’s Workbook for use in creating your lesson plan (from our 2007 production of The Prospector)