Let’s Move and Groove: A Hip Hop Inspired Performance

Hansel & Gretel

Audience members are immersed into the fairy-tale world of Hansel and Gretel in this 45-minute operatic performance, composed by Engelbert Humperdink. Sent into the woods to search for strawberries, Hansel and Gretel come upon many surprises! Professional opera singers from Nightingal Opera Theater sing the roles of Hansel, Gretel, the Mother and the Witch, with props, costumes and the accompaniment of a live piano.

A Spider Name Apollo

 Through the dramatic performing arts, the audience is lead on a musical adventure, the journey of a spider name Apollo. In connection to literature, written and illustrated by Apollo’s Fire, participants explore the adventures of artists at the opera. This book comes to life with processional musicians, singers, actors, and dancers. Through interactive aspects, participants engage alongside the performers to help lead Apollo on his musical journey through the opera. 

Between the Lions: The Long and Short of It

This series of arts residencies for children learning to read blends segments of the popular PBS-TV series, Between the Lions with arts activities to introduce and reinforce key reading concepts.

This five-session residency, led by a CAL music teaching artist and accompanied in three of the sessions by a CAL dance artist, guides students in creative movement and sound production related to vowel sounds and short action words.

Please call CAL Education Staff at 216-561-5005 to learn more.

Between the Lions: What’s in a Name?

This series of arts residencies for children learning to read blends segments of the popular PBS-TV series, Between the Lions with arts activities to introduce and reinforce key reading concepts.

Led by a CAL music teaching artist, this five-session residency guides students in using musical techniques, such as tapping rhythms and vocalizing, to reinforce literacy concepts and skills.

Please call CAL Education Staff at 216-561-5005 to learn more.

Green Eggs and Ham Workshop

Explore the expressive voice through the words of Dr. Seuss’ favorite book, Green Eggs and Ham. Did you know that it’s also a children’s opera? We will learn about the opera through listening to live opera singing and then students will have the chance to compose their own opera. Basic, heathly vocal production will be introduced using science to explain how opera singers make those sounds.

Seuss and Song Workshop

Based on her popular Seuss in Song Show, Ms. Troyer will lead this workshop using many of the same songs, written with the zany lyrics of Dr. Seuss. Students will be involved with a variety of hands-on activities – a percussion ensemble to accompany the rest of the group singing a 3-part song; games and exercises using our “expressive voice;” songs about math and onomatopoeia (Can you say that word AND do you know what it means?). Students will have the opportunity to create their own thunderstorm soundscape using only their hands and feet.