Fine & Performing Arts Spoede Elementary

Opera on the Go! Visits Spoede Elementary School

Opera on the Go! Performs at Spoede Elementary School

Opera Theatre St. Louis (OTSL) visited Spoede Elementary School on Monday, November 4.  Fourth-grade students experienced the opportunity to participate in the Opera On the Go! program, an introduction to the world of opera through mini-workshops.

Throughout the day, performers were seen around the building as fourth graders were encouraged to rotate through three workshops offered: character and movement, music and drama, and stage makeup. Teaching artists used a traveling set, props, and costumes to entertain and encourage participation. At the conclusion of the program, all Spoede Elementary students were invited to watch a 30-minute, semi-staged performance of Rossini’s fairytale favorite, Cinderella, brought to life by a group of OTSL’s outstanding Gerdine Young Artists accompanied by piano.