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Each year, LA Opera takes the show offstage in into the classroom with our Secondary In-School Opera Program. This year, seven Southern California schools from South East High School in South Gate to Leichman High School in Reseda, LAO’s Education and Community Programs department worked with nine classrooms to teach students all of the elements of presenting youth opera, including music, staging, costumes and the technical aspects of theater production.
This season’s In-School Opera, The Letter by composer and librettist Shane Cadman, was specifically commissioned by LA Opera for the program, was inspired by the classic drama Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand and follows a group of students as they grapple with the same issues of unrequited love, language and perception as in the masterpiece that served as its inspiration.
Learn more about our Secondary In-School Opera Program, the Education & Community Programs team, the educators and students involved in this incredible awe-inspiring program short film news clip produced by videographer William Ohanesian.
For additional information, please contact Stacy Brightman, Senior Director of Education and Community Programs, at 213.972.3157.