In September, Delta School District made an exciting new addition to their many academies: Opera!
You're probably thinking 'Opera? You mean a fat lady wearing a viking hat standing on stage while high-pitched yelling? No thank you!' But modern day opera is much different.
Opera is a way to tell stories through music. Opera combines two beloved elements of society with talented musicians, actors and artists to make an unforgettable experience.
The Opera Academy is a way to learn about and be a part of the performing arts world. Weather your passion is singing, makeup or directing, there's a place for you in the world of Opera. Through the academy, us students have had the opportunity to speak and work with several professionals from various fields, get to see a live opera, and write and perform our own musical!
We are currently creating a script and adapting songs to make our own musical, titled 'Exam Time: The Popera Musical'. We are re-writing the lyrics to opera, pop and musical theatre songs to work with our original story about ordinary high school students. It's been really exciting writing our own story and dialogue as well as learning and choreographing ten different songs.
The performance will be December 7th at the genesis theatre, and tickets are free!
For more information on opera and the academy go to https://deltaoperaacademy.com/