K-2, 3-5, Middle school
Music, Storytelling, Theatre, Visual Arts
Dance, ELA, Media Arts, Storytelling, Theatre, Visual Arts
Scholarships for the full/partial cost of the program are available upon request
February – April
The Selfish Giant
Our virtual education program is perfect for teachers and students, whether teaching virtually, in person, or in some combination of the two. It includes a professional audio recording of the new opera THE SELFISH GIANT, by composer Clarice Assad and librettist Lila Palmer, based on the short story by Oscar Wilde. Additionally, for each grade level, there is a series of 6 educational videos, 10-15 minutes in length, that align with NYS Core Standards in Music, Theater, Visual Arts, and English/Literature, as well as the national Social Emotional Learning Standards. Each video is accompanied by a teacher’s guide that includes details of the alignment to State standards, and grade appropriate follow up activities for your students.
Finally, select schools will have the opportunity to participate in a scene-by-scene recreation of THE SELFISH GIANT through art that reflects the story and music. Opera Saratoga will create a film, synching the recording of the opera to the art created by your students, and in the spring, students will have the chance to see their own art turned into a film! Space is limited for this portion of the program and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
Through this updated, interactive program, our goal is to provide teachers with support during this incredibly challenging time, while also creating a unique, high-quality, engaging arts program for elementary school students. If you are interested in participating and bringing this exciting new program to your students, we would ask that you please register your interest by visiting https://www.operasaratoga.org/virtual-education.
19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 216
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866