Shall we draw an opera with the children?

Shall we draw an opera with the children?

If you like opera and you have a few free minutes this weekend, what do you think if you take advantage of it and put the children to draw an opera? In addition, with the drawing they make, you can participate in a contest and win 2 book-discs and 1 DVD. Apart from this award, the winners' drawings will be exhibited on the website of Tell me an opera and "Tell me an opera", at the beginning of December.

The contest is aimed at children between 7 and 12 years old. Under the motto "drawing The Italian in Algiers by G. Rossini ", the contest proposes that children listen to the main fragments of this very fun opera and thus get to know its characters and their plot well, and then choose a scene or one of the characters to draw it.

The drawing can be done with pencils, markers, crayons, paints ... however the child wants. The technique is free and the paper must have a size proportional to DIN-A4. They can present several drawings, but only one per scene to illustrate. In this edition, the drawings in .jpg format of no more than 1M or 1000kb should be sent to the following email: [email protected]

If you don't have this opera at home, don't worry, on the Cuéntame una opera website you can not only listen to it but also know everything about this work. The stories that operas tell almost always turn out to be fantastic tales. They are stories of adventurous kings, princesses in danger, evil witches, brave knights, some ingenious barber, mischievous children ... There are stories for all ages and for all tastes.

I think this is a good opportunity to bring children closer to opera and classical music. Discovering opera has to be above all a pleasure. For this, the hopeful and stimulating involvement of an older person is essential, in whom the child trusts and with whom the child knows that he will have a good time. Opera can be as fun as playing football, a game of Ludo, or any other fun activity.

Finally, just remind you not to forget to ask your child to make a signature in a corner of the drawing and when you send it, do not forget to indicate the name and surname, date of birth or age. Originals may be sent until November 15. So you have a little time to participate. Good luck and have fun! Vilma Medina. Editor of our site

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