Ballet and opera educational programmes for young and adult public, at Polish National Opera

The Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera works to introduce children and young people to the world of opera and ballet. Polish National Opera offers a variety of educational projects for different age groups

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The classes and competitions are held both at the opera house in Warsaw and in different locations across Poland. What is more, lately, together with the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet Polish National Opera has launched a programme of workshops, called Recognizing Through Dance, taking place in Warsaw and Oslo.

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Polish National Opera works to introduce children and young people to the world of opera and ballet

The Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera works to introduce children and young people to the world of opera and ballet. Polish National Opera offers a variety of educational projects for different age groups. Below you may find Polish National Opera’s educational projects.

MUSICAL MATINÉES

Loved by young children, these matinees at the opera combine a concert with stories about instruments and composers as well as musical riddles. They’re great fun and a good way of teaching kids about music and the theatre as an extraordinary place.

MUSICAL MATINÉES FOR ADULTS

Sunday morning chamber concerts of baroque, classicistic, romantic and film music.

MEETINGS WITH MUZALINDA

Interactive musical performances for groups of kindergarten and primary school children aged 5–8. Muzalinda is a spirited young princess who loves singing, dancing, and music. Her kingdom sees a lot of extraordinary events. She meets different creatures, fairies, kings, witches, dwarfs, and gnomes she did not realize even existed.

WORKSHOP-ON FOR CHILDREN 5+ & 7+

What is the difference between composing and arranging music? Is writing a song, symphony, opera, or film music the same thing? Do you need sheet music to play music?

The participants of this workshop will also get to know what a score is and what it is used for, learn about the different groups of instruments in an orchestra, and be given an introduction to the music industry, that is the ins and outs of recording classical and pop music. The workshop is also an excellent opportunity to find out what the purpose of conducting is and whether it is always necessary.

The practical part of the workshop will see the participants make music together: playing an assigned rhythm on percussion instruments and producing different interpretations of a melody. The children will be also asked to come up with melodies and they will be arranged on the spot.

MEET A VIRTUOSO

A series of concerts with a fascinating commentary throwing a spotlight on different instruments (and their virtuosos!).

OPERA UNIVERSITY FOR ADULTS

Opera 101: a course of the fundamentals of opera. Your child attends the Opera University? Don’t get left behind. The adult version is just as inspiring.

A series of 9 lectures revolving around some basic opera topics, such as the role of the conductor or the process of developing scenography.


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