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Opera Adventure

Over 200 North Hills students in grades three to six participated in a two-day opera adventure inspired by the Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola."

A special Opera Workshop Day at Ross Elementary School included a special, interactive presentation from Pittsburgh Opera singers, who created a brand-new, never-before performed opera from student suggestions. The students also improvised their own scenes.

Students also participated in three opera activities designed by West View Elementary gifted teacher Martin Richter. The activities included a video lesson and quiz to teach voice types in opera, a shoebox tableau of “La Cenerentola” and a tongue-twister contest that paid tribute to Rossini’s rapid-fire patter songs. North Hills gifted education teachers conducted each activity.

Opera trunk
Over the next two months, students at each elementary building had the opportunity to explore the Pittsburgh Opera's traveling Opera Improv Trunk.
Production of "La Cenerentola"


On May 2nd, the students traveled to the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in the Cultural District to attend a live performance of “La Cenerentola” performed by Pittsburgh Opera.

The two-day opera event marks the first partnership between Pittsburgh Opera and North Hills elementary gifted education department.

To see the article about our Opera Adventure, click here!
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