4th Graders at P.S./I.S. 217 every year work with Young Audiences New York. Annual Gold Opera Project provides students with in-depth meaningful learning experiences through the arts over a multi-week schedule. Residency programs are skills-based, integrate with the curriculum, and address the Learning Standards and Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. Through the Gold Opera Project students compose an opera with a professional artist in residence.
Students in Class 403 composed and performed an opera "Drolid Day" about 3 tribes - wolves, dragons, and squids, - hunting for ingredients for their special holiday cake.
Whereas Class 401 opera "Spin the World" transported the audience to the Brazil rainforest, where they were greeted by chatty parrots, dancing jaguars, and singing anacondas, trying to save their home from greedy humans.
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