Raise Your Voice Tour
Engaging Oklahoma’s kids through storytelling and opera is the focus of Tulsa Opera’s Raise Your Voice Tour initiative. A thrilling journey through the world of opera allows thousands of students across Oklahoma, and more than 4,000 second graders in 51 Tulsa elementary schools, to experience music, drama, art, and dance in one onstage spectacle. Raise Your Voice Tour brings opera up close and personal in an interactive performance.
Raise Your Voice Tour schools receive lesson plans and teaching materials that educators can use in their classrooms. In addition to our visits to area schools, we are honored to bring this opera program to Tulsa’s second graders through the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child initiative, sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa.
This Season: Space Encounters
Our show this season is Sean O’Boyle and Ian McFadyen’s Space Encounters, a 50-minute interactive children’s opera LIVE and IN PERSON! This story is about two astronauts, Harris and Jefferson, and their robot, Roland, as they explore an unknown planet in search of a strange radio signal. What (and who) will they find there? Will they be able to return home again? While traversing this new planet, the astronauts also explore lessons of friendship and acceptance while helping one another.
Lesson plans and worksheets are provided by Tulsa Opera to help enhance your students’ experience. This year, our curriculum has a strong emphasis on S.T.E.A.M. which combines science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math to guide student inquiry, discussion, and problem-solving.
Available dates will be March 20-24, 2023 and March 30-31, 2023. All that’s required is a place to perform (gym, cafeteria, library, etc.) and an electric or tuned acoustic piano. Cost is 60% of the audience size, with a minimum of $150.
While most of our performances take place in northeast Oklahoma, we encourage inquiries from schools outside NE OK, and we’ll do our very best to fit you into our schedule!
To request an in-school performance, please fill out the registration form. Registration opens November 1, 2022.
Past Season: The Billy Goats Gruff
Want to know what Raise Your Voice Tour is like? Check out this video of our production of The Billy Goats Gruff!
Register Your School for Raise Your Voice Tour