Opera Iowa visits Waukee Elementary!
Students from Waukee Elementary enjoyed the opportunity to see one of Iowa’s premier arts organizations when Des Moines Metro Opera’s educational touring troupe visited on Monday, February 25. OPERA Iowa presented Davies’ The Three Little Pigs in English.
OPERA Iowa’s exciting workshops entertain while they educate and make opera more understandable and more accessible to students and families. The operas are performed in English with colorful scenery and costumes, theatrical lighting, and musical accompaniment.
Prior to the afternoon performance, the troupe worked directly with the fifth grade students in interactive workshops that included improvisation, musical styles or character development. These workshops meet Nation Standards for Art Education guidelines.
The OPERA Iowa troupe has performed in nine states throughout the Midwest, in Montana and even in Japan and China since it began in 1986, and has spread the thrill of opera to over 700,000 students and adults. OPERA Iowa is an Education Division program of Des Moines Metro Opera, which is located in Indianola, Iowa, just south of Des Moines.