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Monday, April 10, 2017

Bravo!  Edgewood Kindergarten! 

By: Ms. Walter  

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Frederick, Ms. Liberati, and Ms. Walter’s classrooms are excited to be participating in the Pittsburgh Opera Academy.  The children have had the opportunity to listen to selections from Salome, Richard the Lionheart, and Turandot, and they are eagerly awaiting the world premier of The Summer King, a Pittsburgh original opera about Josh Gibson and the Negro Baseball League.   
For each show the children listened to several musical selections while completing various activities that lend to the enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.   
Students learned about characters, stage makeup, and audience etiquette.  The children created paper dolls and designed costumes fit for the stage.  
 The Pittsburgh Opera sent hands-on learning trunks for opera Improv, Carmen, and Madame Butterfly.  Students practiced using chop sticks, learned about Japanese culture, dressed up in costumes, and put on skits.   
The students at Edgewood are eagerly awaiting a performance by the Pittsburgh Opera resident artists, who will bring this unique and exciting experience to a close with a show right here at our school!
Students and Teachers show off their Opera costumes