Over the past 20 Seasons, Taconic Opera has reached out to as many as 6000 school children a year in their schools. In addition, since the year 2000, over 10,000 children have attended our mainstage operas (the same one's that our adults attend) at special Thursday morning performances set aside especially for schools. During these performance, our cast, orchestra, technical help all get off of work and donate their time so that children can be exposed to this art form.
Of all art forms, opera is a synthesis. It includes theater and acting, dance, music, languages, art, design, history and literature. It supports a complete curriculum. Exposure to the arts increases I.Q. and increases test scores while helping to develop the creative/problem solving side of the brain.
How can your school participate?