EDUCATION & OUTREACH
All of our musicales include an educational component - an informative introduction to the songs, the performers and to the world of opera at large. In addition to performing In Residence at Fairleigh Dickinson University, our singers and music educators visit outside organizations presenting opera selections, recitals and lectures.
We are proud of our commitment to the community. Our programs keep the opera art form alive and accessible to people of all backgrounds, education, and ages. We regularly provide outreach concerts for seniors, students, and underserved communities. We offer discounted rates to seniors and students, group rates, parking for buses, handicap accessible facilities and a parking shuttle. We work with schools, senior living communities and social organizations to facilitate attendance at our venue, or we can bring Opera at Florham to you.
The Joy of Opera: A Reflection of Life
In November 2019 at the Madison Library, Music Educator Lou Barrella delivered an opera history and appreciation lecture with music and video for both seasoned opera lovers and new-comers alike.
A Tribute to Licia Albanese
In April 2019, Opera at Florham presented a special Tribute to Opera Legend Licia Albanese with four vocalists and pianist Mary Pinto captivating the audience as they performed famous and favorite roles of opera great Licia Albanese, a friend to and Vocal Competition jurist at OaF. A personalized audio-video presentation highlighted her life and career, and on display was memorabilia and personal reflections of times spent with Ms. Albanese.
Opera at Florham has curated a special version of this Musicale for outreach.
Bringing Opera to the Chathams
Opera at Canal Walk
On an evening in January 2019, soprano Amelia Burshe, mezzo-soprano Kathleen Shelton, tenor Frederick Schlick and baritone Matthew Ciuffitelli performed A Little Night Music as part of the Canal Walk concert series. Artistic director Mary Pinto narrated and accompanied the artists on piano. Program.
Canal Walk is a 55+ adult living facility located in Somerset, New Jersey.
In the Schools
In 2014, Opera at Florham and NJ Festival Orchestra collaborated on La Cenerentola (Cinderella) performed at JFK School for the Developmentally Disabled, Newark Arts High School and Marie Duffy Grammar School in Wharton. Specially designed for the enjoyment of children, this operatic romp included costumes, antics and audience involvement.