Partnering with local artists, Indianapolis Opera introduces a variety of vocal musical styles to the citizens of and visitors to Central Indiana while supporting local entities including civic clubs, community centers, cultural-arts organizations and professional sports teams, just to name a few. These professional musicians and performers travel throughout central Indiana with a variety of entertaining programming suited for any age group.
OP-ER-A-"TING" Great for all, grades 5-adults Singers discuss and demonstrate phonation (the act of singing), diction, translation, interpretation, musicianship, and how each skill builds upon the other as singers perform solo selections and an ensemble piece from the world of vocal music. This is best for older children/young adults and is meant to provide a broad exposure to the art of operatic singing. A question/answer session is available post-performance pending time considerations of both the presenting organization and the Resident Artists.
"Journey Through the Eras" Great for all, Senior Focus LIMITED SCHEDULING AVAILABILITY Recital program specifically tailored for the musical tastes of Seniors. This program is designed to bring musical selections from a variety of styles to each audience facilitating discussions to lead Senior audiences to similar musical experiences found in other musical genres like opera and lyric theatre. Themes may include:
Classic Musical Theatre Tunes(Rogers and Hammerstein, Lener and Lowe, Jerome Kern, Mitch Leigh, Leonard Bernstein, etc.)
Opera/Classical Song selections from the Movies and Variety Shows from 50’s-70’s (Puccini, Bizet, Verdi, Mozart)
Opera selections from the 1950’s-60’s (Samuel Barber, Gian Carlo Menotti, Carlyle Floyd)
Cabaret tunes (Kurt Weill, Bette Midler, Tom Lehar)
American Song through the years (Stephan Foster, George Gershwin/Tin Pan Alley, Mario Lanza, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and others)
Cole Porter Songs- A celebration of that composer and lyricist from Wabash Indiana.