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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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E-learning: Vedem, a Holocaust Opera


Program description

Grades 5-9 EDUCATORS & PARENTS: Vedem is part of our Brundibar & Vedem Project, originally scheduled for April 2020, now postponed until the 2020-2021 season. This production celebrates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps in Europe, focusing specifically on the camp near Prague called Terezin, or Terezienstadt. Brundibar was written by the Jewish Czech


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Program Detail

Program type: Virtual Experience
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Music, Storytelling, Theatre
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:

All dates

Available times:

All times

Space / technical requirements:

Internet connection


Your house!

Fees / Ticketing:



Standard 1 - History
RN.2 – Key Ideas and Textual Support: Extract and construct meaning from nonfiction texts using a range of comprehension skills
RN.3 – Features and Structures: Build understanding of nonfiction text, using knowledge of structural organization and author’s purpose and message
Anchor Standard 4 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by audiating music.


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



  • "Memories of Prague" performed by Laura Zahn, mezzo-soprano and Andrew Pham, piano. Vedem was commissioned by Music of Remembrance, Mina Miller, Founder and Artistic Director. Made possible by a generous grant from the William O. and K. Carole Ellison Foundation. Poems are by Petr Ginz, Hanuš Hachenburg, Zdeněk Ornest (Orce) and Josef Taussig. English translations by Paul Wilson from We are Children Just The Same: VEDEM, the secret magazine by the Boys of Terezin ©1995 by the Jewish Publication Society, used with permission.


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