OPERA INTERACTIVE - HANSEL AND GRETEL
A CHILDREN'S OPERA FROM OUR LIVING ROOM TO YOURS
When COVID-19 made it impossible for the planned in-school residency program to continue, the BWVP class of 2020 used ingenuity and creativity to presents a reimagined 30-minute version of their project: Opera Interactive, Hansel and Gretel. The children’s opera, performed in English translation from our living rooms to yours, encouraged students in the Pre-K through Grade 5 levels to participate in the art-making process through various interactive virtual opportunities to meet the characters, create visual art, and learn the children’s chorus via online workshop to participate in the streamed opera performance from home.
This project was presented as a modified version of the BWVP Senior Capstone, a student-led project to synthesize skills learned in the Performance Workshop sequence into a meaningful project that engages the community through the art of opera.
Support for this project comes from Women For BW
OPERA INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
CLICK to watch the characters
read the story aloud. Get inspiration for children's artwork submissions (see more below under "Artwork Upload")
MEET THE CHARACTERS
Meet the 7 characters in a virtual Talkback Q & A session
Characters will outline the details of their music and character. Q & A time
to gain inspiration to create artwork to be used in the final product
Available LIVE:Thursday, April 16, 11:00am
Watch the interactive video below to learn the brief Children’s Chorus, then sing along from home during the streamed performance May 8.
BEHIND the SCENES
Behind the scenes sneak peek with the characters of Hansel and Gretel.
Get inspiration for your drawings you'll upload by May 5 to be included in the final video
streamed May 8.
Children of all ages are invited to submit artwork inspired by each scene of the opera.
The youngest might submit a
color / shape response
to the words and music
More advanced might submit more detailed scenic and / or character sketches
Submitted artwork artwork will be used to create the visual component of the recorded performance to be streamed May 8. 11:00am.
Art Work Submission Deadline:
Tuesday, May 5, 5pm
Tune in to experience the Pre-recorded performance of the opera featuring the Children's Art Work submissions.
SING ALONG to the children's chorus from home.
Watch the video below:
SUPPORT FOR THIS PROJECT COMES FROM: Women For BW
Women for BW is a support organization of Baldwin Wallace University. Building on the legacy established by the Baldwin Wallace Women's Club, founded in 1921, the group strengthens the course of women’s philanthropy through the power of programming, engagement, and collective giving. A strong and inclusive group of informed women will create opportunities for future generations of BW students. The power of many women giving together has a significant impact. Women for BW members benefit from three specific areas: Giving Circle, programming, and student and peer networking.