Sun Oct 20

Opera starts with Oh!: Venus and Adonis (Ages 5+)

Sun, October 20
3PM / Free
Get Tickets
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Opera Lafayette

Spend an afternoon with your children or grandchildren, niece or nephew and immerse yourselves in the arts of opera! We will unravel the many elements of opera, through play and immersive activities, à la Opera Lafayette. Led by New York-based teaching artist, Emma Jaster, our family program Opera starts with Oh! is perfect for families with children aged five and up. 

For our first atelier of the season, we explore the story of Venus and Adonis through dance and music. Cupids, graces, hunters and goddesses come alive in this opera about love, magic and storytelling. Come enjoy a free afternoon of artistic playtime and immerse yourselves in the art of all arts – opera!

Families with children 5+.

Emma Jaster, teaching artist

 

About Opera Lafayette:

Opera Lafayette is the nation’s only American period instrument opera company which performs its entire season in New York City and the nation’s capital. Currently celebrating its 24th season, the company brings today’s audiences fresh interpretations of 17th- and 18th-century rediscovered gems and historical masterpieces, illuminating the contemporary relevance of the works together with their original appeal. Central to the company’s mission is creating a recorded legacy of the timeless repertoire Opera Lafayette brings back to life. These recordings underscore the company’s artistic mastery and are a primary resource Opera Lafayette uses to build public appreciation of this repertoire.

This family programming is Opera Lafayette’s newest Community Engagement initiative. These family-friendly open houses and workshops not only help strengthen an appreciation for opera as an art form but utilize opera to connect families through the arts. This community engagement program works to introduce youth to the original Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of opera) and features activities which connect children and adults to many of the arts and humanities: music making, storytelling, culture and language, visual arts and design, and dance. The program is designed to engage with different types of learners: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile.

Sun, October 20

3PM / Free
Get Tickets
Upcoming Events

Wed, October 16, 6:30 PM

Kitchen 101: Sausage Making

Get Tickets →

Thu, October 17, 6:30 PM

Beyond Basics: Pasta Making

Get Tickets →

Thu, October 17, 7:00 PM

Global Sounds on the Hill: ASA-CHANG & Junray

Get Tickets →

Fri, October 18, 5:00 PM

Kids Concert + Family Happy Hour with King Bullfrog

Get Tickets →

Sat, October 19, 12:00 PM

Contemporary Watercolors

Get Tickets →

Sat, October 19, 2:30 PM

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

Get Tickets →

Mon, October 21, 6:30 PM

Intermediate Drawing

Get Tickets →

Tue, October 22, 6:30 PM

The Whole Beast: Duck Boot Camp

Get Tickets →

Fri, October 25, 7:00 PM

Chef's Table with Chef Gérard Pangaud

Get Tickets →

Fri, October 25, 7:00 PM

Evil and the Anti-Hero: Kontrol (2003)

Get Tickets →

Sun, October 27, 3:00 PM

Kids Euro Festival: Blazing A Trail - An Irish Reading Workshop (Ages 8-12)

Get Tickets →

Sun, October 27, 4:00 PM

Kids Euro Festival: Blazing a Trail, An Irish Reading Workshop

Get Tickets →

Fri, November 1, 6:30 PM

Pottery on the Hill Preview Reception

Get Tickets →

Sat, November 2, 10:00 AM

Pottery on the Hill 2019

Get Tickets →

Sun, November 3, 11:00 AM

Pottery on the Hill 2019

Get Tickets →

Mon, November 4, 6:00 PM

Kids Euro Festival: Frog Pond Dance Performance

Get Tickets →

Mon, November 4, 6:30 PM

Intermediate Drawing

Get Tickets →

Tue, November 5, 6:30 PM

Order In: Indian

Get Tickets →

Tue, November 5, 6:30 PM

Basic Drawing Techniques: Drawing from an Image

Get Tickets →

Wed, November 6, 6:30 PM

Kitchen 101: Knife Skills

Get Tickets →

Thu, November 7, 7:00 PM

All Politics is Local with Tom Sherwood & Mark Segraves: Kojo Nnamdi

Get Tickets →

Sat, November 9, 1:00 PM

Storytelling: A Workshop in Creative Nonfiction

Get Tickets →

Sat, November 9, 3:00 PM

Eastern Market Art Series & Teachings: Giving Thanks with Graphic Design

Get Tickets →

Sat, November 16, 10:00 AM

The Art of French Cooking with Chef Gérard Pangaud

Get Tickets →

Sat, November 16, 12:00 PM

Contemporary Watercolors

Get Tickets →

Sat, November 16, 2:30 PM

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

Get Tickets →

Sun, November 17, 11:00 AM

Flower Arranging: Hand-Tied Technique

Get Tickets →

Tue, November 19, 6:30 PM

Street Food: Classics of the Mediterranean

Get Tickets →

Tue, November 19, 7:00 PM

Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: Senator Sherrod Brown

Get Tickets →

Wed, November 20, 7:00 PM

The Life of a Poet: A Conversation with Ron Charles + Reginald Dwayne Betts

Get Tickets →

Thu, November 21, 6:30 PM

Beyond Basics: Pasta Making

Get Tickets →