opera brain breaks

Ages 3 and up.

Need a mental break from your daily routine or schoolwork? Ready to get up and “Shake Your Sillies” out? Click the button below for links to short audio & video presentations for mindful listening, songs to move to, and opportunities to practice specific music skills.

Take an opera brain break now!

Happily Ever After

Characters from fairytales face enormous obstacles and demonstrate endless bravery to reach their dreams. What does it mean to be brave and find your happily ever after? Join teaching artist Dana Lewis as she takes you inside the world of Humperdinck’s opera, Hansel & Gretel.

Click here for a PDF Education Guide with TEKS, lesson ideas, and more

Watch happily ever after episodes here

Sing Opera!

A video series inviting viewers to experience every element of opera – vocal health, acting, choreography and staging – culminating in participants performing an excerpt from the opera!

Click here for a PDF Education Guide with TEKS, lesson ideas, and more

Watch Sing Opera! episodes here

vocal pedagogy

Austin Opera teaching artists share best practices for singing, specifically for young singers at the middle school and high levels. These short videos present topics for skill development, including vocal warm-ups and information to address specific challenges that singers face in the choral rehearsal and beyond. Perfect for practicing a new technique or warming up your voice for a ZOOM choir class or private voice lesson!

Watch vocal pedagogy videos here

inside austin opera

Austin Opera gives you a glimpse of the magic that happens “behind the scenes” in this video series. Episodes include an interview with stage director David Lefkowich and conversations backstage with wardrobe department staff.

Watch Inside Austin Opera episodes here

 

Production-specific education videos corresponding to past and current Austin Opera mainstage shows can be found on our ANIMATED LISTENING MAPS and ACCESS OPERA LIBRARY page.