Opera Interactively Into Schools
The pioneering educational programme for secondary education schools Interactive Opera in Schools is the continuation of a programme that had been successfully implemented by the Greek National Opera in primary education schools from 2012 to 2015. The project is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund- ESF) by the Operational Programme Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning 2014-2020.
The programme, adapted to the contemporary digital age and the social concerns of modern-day teenagers aims at familiarising students with the art of opera through their participation in an interactive opera production.
Opera Interactively Into Schools travels across Junior High Schools all over Greece, both live and digitally, with the goal of giving teenagers an original tour of the multi-faceted world of opera. Exploring the creative process behind the scenes, both in regard to space and time, and encouraging artistic experimentation and discovery through the multilevel and inter-artistic nature of the opera genre, are the main objectives if this educational programme. Opera Interactively into Schools is here to introduce opera as a network similar to that of the school community, where conversation, sharing and the feeling of belonging are structural elements for fostering free expression, development and progress.
Students in the schools that will be visited by the Greek National Opera will actively participate in the programme, having the chance to live up close the unique experience of the creative pulse of the making of a performance and get involved in it experientially. Under the guidance of the programme’s educators they will take part in artistic workshops with the goal of co-creating an original sound, music and visual material, which will be integrated into the flow of the performance that will be presented in schools, thus completing the two-day visit of the Greek National Opera.
Students who will participate online will have the opportunity to discover the world of opera and musical theater through the educational website Opera Box. It is an innovative digital platform, which will offer users an enjoyable experiential tour of the art of opera through an educational and entertaining environment. There, users will be able to find for free the film version of the hilarious opera performance created for the educational objectives of the program, Offenbach’s La belle Hélène by Cornelius Selamsis, produced by Foss Productions and directed by Kostis Theodossopoulos, as well as a series of original multimedia and interactive materials for entertaining students and teachers by the art of lyric theater, as well as enriching of music teaching: original musicological texts about opera, experiential activities, an exciting music video game, quizzes, animation videos and much more. In addition, teachers who will register will have the opportunity, if they wish, to attend a 90' educational webinar to facilitate the use of the Opera Box and guide them with ideas, suggestions and good practices for the optimal implementation of the rich educational material contained in it.
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Programme planning & implementation: GNO Learning & Participation Department
Coordination manager: Panina Karydi
Tour manager: Konstantina Christou
Educational planning: Kiki Kerzeli, Michalis Moschoutis, Kalliroi Papadopoulou, Ann-Kristin Sofroniou
Implementation of the educational workshops (January 2023 - May 2023): George Andriotis, Zoi Arvaniti, Ioanna Loutsia, Zoi Lyra, Isidora Papadouli, Chrisoula Politidou
Implementation of the educational workshops (October 2023 - November 2023): George Andriotis, Zoi Arvaniti, Kalliopi Papadimopoulou, Zoi Lyra, Isidora Papadouli, Sissy Ignatidou, Evagelos Kosmidis
Music historian: Artemis Ignatidou
Communication manager: Myrsini Vasilopoulou