The Opera Lab, Opera Santa Barbara’s innovative outreach program for children, will tour area elementary schools beginning next month, company officials have announced. Opera Lab sessions will take place in February and March. Additional sessions will be added in late March and early May as needed.
The Opera Lab is an interactive program designed to teach students the rudiments of opera. Guided by four professional singers specially trained in improvisation, participants learn the art form’s building blocks and use them to create their own opera, which is performed for them on the spot.
Founded in 1994 by Marilyn Gilbert and Nathan Rundlett, Opera Santa Barbara is committed to presenting productions and educational programs of the highest quality. Additional information is available at www.operasb.org.