Education / Outreach
The Opera-tunities program is designed to instill an early appreciation of opera among children ages kindergarten through 6th grade with a 60-minute performance in the school. Since 2011, Opera-tunities has produced eight operas, and held over 190 performances for nearly 60,000 students.
Due to COVID-19 school closings, elementary schools throughout North Idaho and Eastern Washington will hopefully enjoy performances of Carmen and the Bull in Fall 2020. For information on reserving Opera-tunities at your school, please contact us at email@example.com
Board Vice President and costume designer, Denise Leonard assists with the wardrobe station.
General Director Dawn Wolski instructs patrons on the key to projecting a powerful sound.
INO participates in the annual TheaterFest presented by Spokane Arts. This outreach event reaches more than 1000 people in the community and this year included both The Fox and The Bing theaters. Our role is to help make theatre more accessible by providing free performances and engaging activities for all ages. We offered a 30 minute opera lesson, a wardrobe station and mainstage performances including Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin by tenor Brandon Michael and Madame Butterfly’s “Un Bel Di” by soprano Amy Porter.