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Opera on the GO!

October 16 – 28

Opera on the GO! featuring Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha

Bring live opera to your classroom!

Introduce your students to the fantastic world of opera featuring a 30-minute semi-staged performance of Scott Joplin’s stylish opera Treemonisha including the iconic “A Real Slow Drag” accompanied by piano. Designed for grades 3-12, each program includes three mini workshops: Music & Drama, Character & Movement, and Stage Makeup. The program is recommended for groups of 100 students or fewer for the workshops and as many as desired for the opera performance.

Request Opera on the GO!

October 16 – 28

$750 per school presentation

90-minutes in length

What’s Included

Music & Drama Workshop

Music is a vital part of an opera. Students will discover how music can create a mood, setting or even help to identify characters. Students will also explore how opera uses the same themes they hear and experience every day in popular music.

Character & Movement Workshop

Students will take part in an exploration of how movement is used to better portray a character onstage and be taught basic dance steps to “A Real Slow Drag.”

Stage Makeup Workshop

Singers must master basic stage makeup techniques to fully establish their character’s age, personality, and appearance. Students will learn a few of these basic skills as they see participants transformed before their eyes.

Program Requirements

  • A tuned piano in good condition
  • Three separate spaces to accommodate the workshops, including an unobstructed performance space of 30’ x 30’


Contact our Education & Engagement Department at or (314) 963-4251.

Made possible in part by the Fred M. Saigh Endowment at Opera Theatre with generous support from the Engelhardt Family Foundation and the Bayer Fund. Virtual classroom visits are generously supported by the Saigh Foundation.

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