01. the project
What is Get Close to Opera?
Get Close to Opera develops a project design method based on the Multiple Intelligences Theory by Howard Gardner (MIT) applied to Opera, in order to promote the linguistic and cultural integration of migrants and refugees in Europe.
GET CLOSE TO OPERA arises out of the awareness that Opera has a great potential for artistic and educational fields. It’s a total, immersive, exciting experience which leads to a big variety of artistic languages, carries universal values and a well-established cultural tradition.
After an initial phase of research, we will develop an innovative training program for educators and trainers that will be held in Matera in 2019. Later, the developed method will be experimented in several pilot experiences with migrants and refugees in Opera Houses in Italy, Spain, Greece, Belgium and Great Britain.
We intend to start to create a community of people that rethink Opera Houses as spaces of social innovation, inclusion, cultural exchanges and learning. For everyone.
Finally, we will share our experiences and our educational tools on an online platform dedicated to all those who, in turn, would like to experiment and further develop the GET CLOSE TO OPERA method.