Opera-based learning is an instructional approach that uses the elements of opera to develop essential skills for student achievement. Libretto writing, music composition, staging, acting, singing, literary analysis, and critical response are applied as strategies for classroom learning.
Opera is multi-disciplinary, providing students with opportunities to learn and grow in music, theatre, movement, dance, and visual arts.
With connections to classroom curriculum, including language arts and social studies, opera is a powerful strategy for integrated instruction.
Creating, presenting, and attending opera allows students to cultivate artistic and cultural literacy, while also exercising teamwork, problem-solving, and personal creativity.