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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
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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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.
"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.