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The Language of Opera

This residency will connect students to the art form of opera and will foster a more intimate relationship with language arts as they write and perform their own mini opera.   Ms. Joseph works closely with the classroom teacher to select a text for the students to explore and use as the basis for their operetta.  In addition to sparking an interest in working with language, this residency will introduce students to the historical significance of the artform in New Orleans, "The First City of Opera".


Givonna Joseph


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Technical Needs

There are no technical needs necessary for this performance offering

Study Guide

No study guide is currently available online for this performance offering

About Givonna Joseph

Ms. Givonna Joseph, mezzo-soprano, and Founder, Director of "OperaCreole", was most recently heard in New Orleans Opera's "Opera On Tap". She was "Lily" in the 2010 production of New Orleans Opera's "Porgy and Bess.” She was featured in the Times Picayune in August of 2011, and has performed as a soloist and professional chorister with New Orleans Opera, the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, and Houston Grand Opera.

An award winning arts educator and music therapist, Ms. Joseph is currently a Master Teaching Artist with Young Audiences of New Orleans, and is performer with New Orleans Opera's MetroPelican program. Prior to Katrina she served five years as Director of Education for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.  

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Audience for this Offering

Grade Level/s

3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade


African American Studies
Language and Arts
Social Studies

Art Genre/s




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