At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Children’s School hosted Marilyn Egan for a morning of opera education. In an interactive presentation, Egan introduced the 5- and 6-year-olds to Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, saying opera is a way to tell a story.
As director of education at Pittsburgh Opera, Egan usually works with an older audience. Pittsburgh Opera’s education program disseminates information, teaching tools and materials to area teachers who then present their students with an early opera experience. The program was the first in a series of opera education for children sponsored by the Chautauqua Opera Guild, including an event on Bestor Plaza Sunday, July 29.