Charity Project at the Semperoper Dresden

Semperoper Education: »The Mobile Classroom«

In addition to the Semper Opera House, classrooms are important venues for the Semperoper Junge Szene. The team of the Education Department travels to schools in and around Dresden to help children and young people prepare for their opera visit and afterwards to discuss what they have seen, as well as to produce their own small pieces for music theatre. We are particularly delighted to present the mobile piece for primary school classes entitled »Oper Ahoi!«, which offers many children their very first encounter with opera singing and music.

The pupils can enjoy a fun 25-minute performance featuring two singers, a pianist and a music theatre teacher in a simple staged story incorporating well-known opera arias and duets. In a subsequent discussion, the children have the opportunity to get to know the artists, who are happy to answer any questions. Finally, the youngsters are invited to join the Junge Szene to take a look behind the scenes of the Semper Opera House. With this production, the Education Team is particularly targeting schools around Dresden in order to remove the inhibitions of primary school pupils towards so-called »high-brow culture« and to whet their appetites for a trip to the opera.

The demand and needs of schools for instruction in the theatrical arts as well as the classroom play »Oper Ahoi!« by the Junge Szene exceed our previous possibilities and capacities. For this reason, we would like to expand this initiative by offering another classroom piece (»The Singing Teacher«) with the aim of making our educational programme even more mobile, flexible and topical.

With your donation, you too can help to support external projects such as »The Mobile Classroom« offered by Semperoper Education and thus bring the adventure of opera closer to pupils in the surroundings of Dresden.

Donation receipt
After completing the order process, you will automatically receive a receipt for your donation by e-mail indicating the amount given. For donations of 200 euros and over, you will be automatically sent a confirmation by post. If you wish this sent to an address other than the one indicated in your order, please contact our Development Office at +49 (0)351/4911-645.