Opera New Zealand

The Prima Volta Charitable Trust has developed an outreach programme to bring Hawke’s Bay students and teachers to the front row of the opera action. #operaclass provides access to rehearsals, pre-concert talks, performances, meet-the-artist opportunities, school visits, and education resources that support exposure to opera and the performing arts.

2019 #operclass Events

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2019 is going to be amazing!

We have an amazing lineup of #operaclass events planned and we are really looking forward to sharing La traviata with you all! Click here to see all the dates for your calendar:

Open masterclasses
BBQ’s & gatherings
Meet the cast from La traviata

#operaclass Study Guide

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La traviata an opera by Giuseppe Verdi

The Resources include:

– Digital resources to print, project, or share to students’ devices
– A comprehensive 60 page Study Guide La traviata
– In-depth analysis of two focus pieces
– Aimed at NCEA Level 1 and 2, with most of the work for Level 3 covered

+ Much more! For more information or to request a link to our downloadable files please – click here


Intro to Opera

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Project Prima Volta

Do you have students new to opera?

Here is a teaching resource that explains what opera is and gives insights into the world of opera, it’s language, history and people. The aim is to make opera approachable and real for Y9 and 10 students.

We are thrilled to include contributions from some of New Zealand’s top vocal talent and rising stars: Anna Leese, Mosey Mackay, Carleen Ebbs and Pasquale Orchard, as well as current PPV student Tiffany Drew. We think this resource is a great way to introduce opera to young people and we hope you enjoy using it with your students.

Download – Click here