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StarTs Here !

The LOve for OPERA

 C.A.K is the online platform for introducing children to the wonderful world of opera 

      OUR OPERAS    

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  • the greatest operas shortened

  • digitally illustrated

  • sung in original language

  • narrated in English

 SINGING LESSONS 

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  • online one-to-one

  • engaging and fun

  • boost concentration & memory

  • build confidence

  • enhance language skills

  LIVE EVENTS  

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  • unique family experience

  • live opera performances

  • fun and interactive

  • led by up-and-coming opera stars 

      OUR OPERAS      

Tailor-made for our children

We exclusively produce, shorten and digitally illustrate some of the most popular operas, by the greatest composers ! Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet , Wagner (...)

Each of our opera comes with interactive audio Fun Facts buttons to learn a bit more about the composer and the main characters of the story.

 

Suitable for children from age 4 and up!

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     SINGING LESSONS    

Bespoke, One-to-one & Live online

After a FREE 15 minute online consultation and lesson, we can work out the best approach to get your child singing! From beginners through to the more advanced, our structured lessons are based on fun and the  ABRSM curriculum, with a goal to learn a song over 5 lessons, and receive a Citizen Artists Kids Singing Certificate upon completion!

Our teachers are all engaging up-and-coming opera stars and have graduated from the UK's best conservatoires. 

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        LIVE EVENTS       

Limited spaces - Don't miss out

Our live performances give an immersive introduction into the world of opera.

  • Interactive introduction on What is Opera?

  • Live performances by opera singers

  • The screening of one of our operas 

  • Participative singing, conducting workshop and other musical fun

The events last  45 min, and at the end the children will have a chance to chat with and ask questions to the performers!

 

        ABOUT US       

All our artists and creatives have been drawn from the finest opera houses and orchestras

Sonia Ben-Santamaria

 Artistic Director 

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"One of the UK's most sought after up-and-coming opera conductors."

 

Sonia is a firm believer in  democratising Opera, making this wonderful art form  accessible to all.

 

More about Sonia here.

Claire Bretaudeau

 General Director 

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Graduated in finance from La Sorbonne Université, Paris, Claire studied music and is passionate about sharing her love for it with her two children.

Alexander Jeffries

 Marketing Director 

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Alex came on board as marketing director  while continuing his operatic career. Alex studied singing in Australia before moving to London 17 years ago. Alex is eager to share his passion for opera with his two kids!

 

 OUR NAME 

Our name pays homage to Leonard Bernstein, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Bernstein famously gave us West Side Story and remains a pioneer of inspiring a love of music in young people. 

Through his televised ‘Young People’s Concerts’, this remarkable composer, nicknamed the Citizen Artist, was able to make classical music accessible to all. From 1958-1972, his productions were regularly broadcast to the living rooms of all Americans, of all ages and from all walks of life.

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"...Citizen Artists Kids is a happy demonstration of this deep and meaningful connection to my father's legacy..."

Jamie Bernstein  

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 Try Citizen Artists Kids 

Immerse your children in the magical world of Opera!