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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E-Learning Children's Opera "The Tails of Cats and Mice"
“The Tails of Cats and Mice” is an opera for young audiences based on stories from “Aesop’s Fables” set to music by famous opera composers. A Country Mouse has plans to see her cousin in the city, and needs help putting her suitcase together. Perhaps you can help her out. As soon as she’s ready, a Lion is waiting outside her door with a predicament: he has a thorn in his paw and needs help. Will... View more
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April 1 – August 1, 2020
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RL.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by connecting literary elements and themes and analyzing how sensory tools impact meaning
RV.1 – Learning Outcome for Reading Vocabulary: Build and apply vocabulary using various strategies and sources
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Theatre artists rely on intuition, curiosity, and critical inquiry
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: Theatre artists work to discover different ways of communicating meaning.
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Theatre artists make strong choices to effectively convey meaning.
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Theatre artists share and present stories, ideas, and envisioned worlds to explore the human experience.
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 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists critically inquire into the ways others have thought about and created drama processes and productions to inform their own work.
Anchor Standard 1 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and personal experience:
Anchor Standard 2 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Anchor Standard 3 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and history and culture.
Anchor Standard 4 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by audiating music.
Anchor Standard 5 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by describing, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating music and its elemental components.
This curriculum guide offers content and tools that educators and parents can use to create lesson plans and activities.tailscatsmice.curriculum.pdf
This version of "The Tails of Cats and Mice" was based on a staged version that was sent out all over the state of Indiana as part of the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artist Program. Due to school closures caused by coronavirus, we devised this new version for your own home enjoyment. If you would like to book us to come to your school or library next school year, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org