Opera Baby arises from the desire to widen the platform of Opera Education even more, in order to reach children in preschool age, still in diapers. Recent neuro-cognitive studies have demonstrated that it is an age in which music can play a pivotal role in the child’s growth, motor and learning abilities and cognitive development. The path offers a training for socio-educational workers of the earliest childhood lead by our professional trainers, in which are provided the pedagogical instruments to prepare children to the theatre experience. If requested, it possible to organise a special meeting in the kindergarten. If the baby audience cannot be carried to the theatre, the performance could be set up in the common space of the nursery school.
The pedagogical and music course is thought for social educational workers of early childhood only, while parents have access to the booklet with special learning content and the online didactic area filled with readings, games and suggested listening. In addition, families can participate to the music and game workshop. Instead, exclusively for babies is the workshop activity in the pre-school, in which pedagogics and actors prepare children with different music exercises. Opera baby by creating a music performance of high artistic quality, accessible and participatory, shows itself in line with the other projects of the platform.
The stage is made to measure for the babies depending on spaces and time, after a first phase of observation and the exploration of the spaces.
The performance combines live singing, movement and music with simple repeated actions that accompany sounds and a simple dirge, so much that, children will group with the song on the stage, making more intimate and active the exploration phase.
The performance lasts 45 minutes, and it comprehend welcome greetings and the space exploration of the babies, in a stage that can be adapted in the theatre as well as in other spaces such as kindergartens, museums and multi-purpose rooms.