Opera Is Awesome CEO Linda Suda named a Certified Teaching Artist by The South Carolina Arts Commission!
Certified Teaching Artists are approved members of the Arts Directory who have been juried and certified by the SCAC to work in K-12 classrooms. Certified Teaching Artists in the directory have been thoroughly vetted by the SCAC through submission of sample lesson plans, recorded teaching samples, and letters of recommendation.
This appointment will open tremendous opportunities for the Opera Is Awesome organization, as the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) Arts in Education grant recipients must use members of the S.C. Arts Directory for grant-funded group lectures, demonstrations, performances, classroom residencies, and short-term arts teaching experiences. You may view Ms. Suda’s S.C. Arts Directory profile here. The Opera Is Awesome profile may be viewed here.
We are a 'learning opera' for children and audiences alike. Utilizing the beautiful music of opera and musical theater, the opera centers around the original idea of teaching the audience about the singer's vocal apparatus. Dialogue in English with a sprinkling of Italian brings all of the ideas into focus and makes learning about a potentially complicated subject interesting and fun. This romp takes us from DIE FLEDERMAUS and CARMEN all the way to Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE and Verdi's RIGOLETTO. The Opera runs approximately 45 minutes.
Opera is Awesome and Your Child’s Musical Wish seeks to fully enrich the lives of all children through the arts of music, drama and dance. Utilizing melodious song, engaging drama and expressive dance, our program promises to nurture young minds to develop an appreciation for the performing arts.