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Indianapolis Opera Education and Community Engagement

Indianapolis Opera Education and Community Engagement

A core mission of Indianapolis Opera is to provide educational opportunities for students of all ages. Each year, the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artist Program reaches 30,000 children and adults statewide each year, with additional performances in neighboring states. Our programs work to promote

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POSTPONED: Brundibar and Vedem


Program description

The Indianapolis Opera is planning a project for April 2020 in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Holocaust Remembrance Day, and we’d like to open up some educational opportunities to students in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. As part of our mainstage series, we are producing a children’s opera called Brundibar, in which members of the Indianapolis Children’s Chorus will


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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip, Workshop/Class (Out-of-School)
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Literary Arts, Music, Storytelling, Theatre, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Fine Arts: Music, History, Social Studies
Population served: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

The art exhibit, From the Children, About the Children, For the Children: Art and Writing on the Holocaust will be in Indianapolis from January 1 – April 30, 2020. It will be hosted at the Jewish Community Center from January 1 – February 29, then at the Indianapolis Artsgarden from March 1 – April 15, and then at the outreach and mainstage performances of Brundibar & Vedem by the Indianapolis Opera.

Outreach performances of Brundibar will occur at Beth-El Zedeck on Sunday, April 19 and either Wednesday or Thursday, April 23 or 24 at the Toby Theater in Newfields.

Mainstage performances of Brundibar Vedem will occur on April 24, 25, 26 at the Toby Theater in Newfields.



Jewish Community Center

Indianapolis Artsgarden

Beth-El Zedeck Synagogue

Toby Theater, Newfields



Standard 1 - History
RL.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by connecting various literary works and analyzing how medium and interpretation impact meaning
RN.2 – Key Ideas and Textual Support: Extract and construct meaning from nonfiction texts using a range of comprehension skills
ML.1 – Learning Outcomes for Media Literacy: Develop and enhance understanding of the roles of media and techniques and strategies used to achieve various purposes
ML.2 – Media Literacy: Analyze the purposes of media and the ways in which media can have influences
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Theatre artists reflect to understand the impact of drama processes and theatre experiences.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Theatre artists’ interpretations of drama/theatrical work are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: Theatre artists apply criteria to investigate, explore, and assess drama and theatrical work.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists understand and can communicate their creative process as they analyze the way the world may be understood.
Anchor Standard 3 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and history and culture.
Anchor Standard 5 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by describing, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating music and its elemental components.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes



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