Victorian Opera Puts Students Through The ‘Opera Glass’

By David Salazar

The Victorian Opera is introducing students to the world of opera through Access All Areas: Livestream Program for its Education production of “Alice Through The Opera Glass.”

The program is set up as a series of 45-minute workshops that showcase different aspects of how the opera world works, including different voice types, characters and story, costumes and sets, languages in opera, and orchestral instruments.

The workshop will also be available on-demand with more activities on the company’s Education Resources.

“My favorite thing about this program is that it gives those students who are in more remote parts of the state the chance to experience a unique art form and hopefully engages them enough to inspire a lifelong love for it,” noted Ioanna Salmanidis, the Victorian Opera’s Education Officer, according to a press release.

The program was launched in 2018 and has already serviced 1,400 students from 40 primary schools across Victoria. Per a press release, the program is free to schools that purchase tickets to see “Alice Through the Opera Glass.”