Prize for Education
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Ora di Opera is a project developed by Teatro Regio Torino in collaboration with Articolo 9: at its core is the personal, artistic and educational growth of young pupils. The project delivers a series of workshops finalized to the making of a short opera: a unique program where music, dance and drama come together to provide an artistic education for teenagers from varied background.
The workshops are delivered over few months in weekly activities focused on the three fields of drama, street-dance and choir practices: as well as individual practice, Ora di Opera is about the conversation, connection and cooperation among participants. A team of experts will lead the workshops: artists, educators and social workers will come together to deliver a significant experience. Coordinating arts with educational aspects, the project aims to generate social and cultural value, active participation and cultural enrichment.
It will involve 6 classes, corresponding to about 100 students: each class will participate in a total of 24 workshops plus rehearsals finalized to the staging of a final performance at the theatre Piccolo Regio. The activities will take place in the school during normal school time, in order to enhance cultural integration and exchanges.
The project addresses teenagers aged 14 to 18 years old, aiming at:
- Fostering their cultural knowledge;
- Improving their relational skills with others, may they be their fellow students, teachers or parents;
- Enhancing their growth as individuals in society.
The final performance represents a key element of the program: it gives participants the chance to come together, have fun and live the theatre experience at its best. The final show represents a gratifying way of ending a journey like this and it is also a way for children to experience all the different aspects of the performing arts, involving them on a deeper level and providing them the opportunity to discover new passions and professions. They will in fact have the opportunity to work with highly qualified professionals, both technicians and artists (in addition to the artistic team holding the workshops, a professional singer will be involved in the project and perform the title role).
TEATRO REGIO TORINO
Teatro Regio Torino (Royal Theatre) was inaugurated in 1740 and since then is one of the most important Opera Houses in the world. The Theatre is requested for many International Tours and has recorded more than 40 DVDs and CDs. The main activities are Opera and Ballet Season, Concerts and a full program of educational activities for children and teenagers. His original hall, designed by Mollino in 1973, with a half-open shell form, can hold 1.600 people. Teatro Regio Torino is on OperaVision, the European digital platform entirely dedicated to opera.
Ora di Opera puts together an artistic and an education team, with complementary approaches and skills and an innovation capacity. All members have a solid experience in the operatic and educational area, including past collaborations on specific projects.CLAUDIO FENOGLIO, chorus master; will hold the chorus workshops and conduct the final show. He works for Teatro Regio Torino since 2002 and has a strong experience both as children chorus master and as conductor of performances involving children. BENEDETTA MACARIO, chorus master assistant. She has a strong artistic and educational expertise and collaborates regularly with Teatro Regio Torino education department. ANNAMARIA BRUZZESE, stage director; will hold the drama workshops and direct the final performance. She has an established expertise with teenagers thanks to her work for the project Sipari sociali and Teatro Regio Torino pocket operas. OMBRETTA BOSIO; stage director assistant. She has a strong experience in holding music workshops in the schools and within Teatro Regio Torino education programmes. ALBERTO MANFRED DEICHMANN, choreographer; will hold the street-dance workshops and create the choreography of the final show. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he participated in several street-dance competitions, reaching often the top of the league. A modern approach to the dance was chosen to show teenagers that opera can be actual, entrusting it to an artist who knows opera because of his work as dancer and extra for Teatro Regio Torino. MARINA PANTANO: artistic area coordinator, in charge of young audience productions at Teatro Regio Torino; took care of Ora di Opera conception and of the agreements with Articolo 9 and the artistic team. ELISABETTA LIPETI: in charge of education projects at Teatro Regio Torino; will coordinate the implementation of the project. FEDERICA CARRATÙ: administrator of Articolo 9; will coordinate the social workers and the relationship with schools principals and teachers.
Chorus Master and Conductor
Alberto Manfred Deichmann
Chorus Master Assistant
Stage Director Assistant
Artistic area coordinator at Teatro Regio Torino
Educational department at Teatro Regio Torino
Director of Articolo 9