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OperaTunity: Opera Education for the Community

Abstract Opera education is a relatively new addition to opera companies in the United States, introducing children and adults to opera and spreading the message that operas are dramatic stories told through music. This paper focuses on the opera education group OperaTunity and its relationship with the company Arizona Opera, which is based in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. The majority of the paper consists of a history of Arizona Opera, the establishment of its Opera Education Department, and the inception and activities of OperaTunity. The information in this account comes from interviews with personnel involved with OperaTunity and from documents pertinent to the program. This study also examines the reception and success of the group in Arizona a... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Miller, Rhea A. (Author) / Holbrook, Amy (Advisor) / Kopta, Anne E (Committee member) / Mills, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Music education / Arizona / Education / Opera
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 268 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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