15 autonomous communities
650 trained people
18.000 students and students
Lova is a project that works in the classroom, but that has a overall impact, both for its conception of learning and for its expansion and geographical distribution.
The first group of teachers that LÓVA did in the course 2007-2018 (Mercedes, Beatriz, Maria Jose, Vicente, Tamara and Miguel) three companies resulted in three public schools in the Community of Madrid. Today they are more than 650 in 15 CCAA. Of 70 students / os, Lova has spent more than 18.000. The number of viewers of that year, 1350, It is today 180.000. During these years have gone through our intensive courses 650 professionals and our very diverse training activities over 3000. Our training began in Madrid in 2009 and it has spread to Valencia, Galicia and Murcia.
In the course 2021-2022 they made LÓVA more than 90 companies. In this link, you can access the list of LÓVA projects, a document that we update in real time, including names of companies, issues, centers which are, Dates releases, etc., since 2007 to the present.
If you prefer, you can get to know LÓVA from the hands of its protagonists through examples of their blogs:
Lova on the mapDiscover the companies that are doing LÓVA in the course 2022/2023
LÓVA has its origins in an educational project that Bruce Taylor and JoAnn Forman created for the Seattle Opera in the years 70 and that in the 80 expanded the Metropolitan Opera Guild of New York. You can find a detailed story on the thesis Sharon Joy, Original Student Opera: History, Theory and Practice of a Multi-Disciplinary Arts Education Program (University of Houston).
Lova joins the thousands of building projects in classrooms operas created more than twenty countries and for more than three decades from programs like Creating Original Opera (Metropolitan Opera Guild), Write an Opera (Royal Opera House), Opera by Children (Utah Opera), Create and Produce (Opera America), etc.
Creating Original Opera He came to Spain in 2006 Hand Mary Ruth McGinn, elementary school teacher in public school in the United States and Pedro Sarmiento, musician and pedagogue. Fulbright scholarship and later by SaludArte, Mary Ruth formed and led from the Royal Theater to a group of teachers, including those responsible for three operas created by students in three public schools in the Community of Madrid (Our. Lady of Victory, Enrique Tierno Galvan and El Quijote). Given the success of the initiative, in 2008 Lova as creating joint educational project between SaludArte and formalized Teatro Real, coordinated by Pedro Sarmiento. Later, They have added new cultural institutions.
Lova extends thanks to teachers who make it their teaching and are an example of professionalism and pedagogical commitment.
The LÓVA project has an innovative and participatory management model. Integrated from 2022 in the Educational Department of the Royal Theater from which the project is coordinated at a national level, has the collaboration of excellent professionals in the training and development of the project.
The pedagogical committee is made up of a group of expert teachers in the project who, from different parts of Spain they co-design and advise the training actions of the project.