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.