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Early Childhood +

Learning activities are appropriate for pre-school and older. Opera content appropriate for all family members.

Creative Play

Indicates a lesson or activity that encourages creativity and/or creative play.

Elementary +

Learning activities are appropriate for early readers/writers and older. Opera content appropriate for all family members.

Learning Series

Indicates a series of lessons or activities on a related subject and/or skill. 

Middle School +

Learning activities are appropriate for students grades 6 and older. Some opera content may not be appropriate for young family members.

New/Beginner

Indicates a lesson or activity intended for those new to opera and/or opera-based learning.

High School +

Learning activities are appropriate for students grades 9 and older. Opera content is intended for a mature audience.

Skill Development

Indicates a lesson or series of lessons designated to develop a specific skill or set of skills. 

Will Papageno find Princess Pamina?

In this third of a five-part series of video shorts, we meet some new characters - including the beautiful Princess Pamina and the evil Monostatos who is holding her prinsoner! Prince Tamino and the Three Boys also continue their journey to try to locate the Princess. Test your memory from last week and find out what happens this week!

What's a Monostatos?

Papageno's Bad Day, Pt. 3
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Elizabeth van Os, Soprano
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How do composers pick subject matter for a new opera?

New Archived Lecture Available FREE!

What is the composing process like? How does a composer work with a librettist? How much time do composers get to create an opera? In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guilld Podcast, we explore all of those questions and more in the release of an archival recording from 2017!

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Lecturers Naomi Barrettara and Elspeth Davis sat down with composers Missy Mazzoli, Paola Prestini, and Kevin Puts to learn more about their work as contemporary opera composers. (Please Note: Due to the live and archival nature of the original recording, there were some microphone glitches throughout the track. We have attempted to balance the recording and smooth out glitches as much as possible for this episode!) Track photo credits (from left to right): Paola Prestini, by Caroline Tompkins; Kevin Puts, by David White; Missy Mazzoli, by Caroline Tompkins

Opera in the New Millennium

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Met Opera Weekly Student Streams

Così fan tutte

Welcome to the Metropolitan Opera’s Free Student Streams! Each week, we’ll be offering one opera specially selected for our young audience members around the globe, along with opportunities to learn more about the production and hear from some of the amazing artists who h

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Student Friendly Opera

La Fille du Régiment

Fall in love with your new favorite opera by exploring educational resources assembled here from the education teams at the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Then, stream the opera on your own time using the Met Opera on Demand service. (FREE trial available.)

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Why is Papageno having a bad day?

Papageno's Bad Day, Pt. 1

Join us in the first of a 5-part series of video "shorts" that tells the story of 'The Magic Flute,' but from the perspective of Papageno - who is having a VERY bad day! In this video we meet some of the main characters and learn a little bit about what went wrong for Papageno.

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We've got the Quarantine Blues!

Sing and Play Along

Ms. P leads us in a song you can probably relate to - being stuck at home and missing our friends and teachers at school! Use your new water xylophone or find another home-made instrument and sing and play along with Ms. P. for the Quarantine Blues!

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Pair a Guild Podcast with your Met Nightly Stream!

Opera + Lecture July 13 - 19

There are some wonderful classics on the schedule for this week's Met Opera Nightly Streams. Check out some of our #podcast episodes to give your viewing experience a boost! Available on iTunes or via Soundcloud.

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Pair a Guild Podcast with your Met Nightly Stream!

Opera + Lecture

There are some wonderful classics on the schedule for this week's Met Opera Nightly Streams. Check out some of our #podcast episodes to give your viewing experience a boost! Available on iTunes or via Soundcloud.

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What's a Monostatos?

Papageno's Bad Day, Pt. 3

In this third of a five-part series of video shorts, we meet some new characters - including the beautiful Princess Pamina and the evil Monostatos who is holding her prinsoner! Prince Tamino and the Three Boys also continue their journey to try to locate the Princess. Test your memory from last week and find out what happens this week!

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Opera + Lecture July 27 - August 2

This week's lineup features some of the most well-known and fierce leading ladies in opera. Here's your weekly Guild podcast guide to help you get to know these quintessential heroines before you watch. All episodes available on iTunes of via SoundCloud.

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Student Friendly Opera

The Merry Widow

Fall in love with your new favorite opera by exploring educational resources assembled here from the education teams at the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Then, stream the opera on your own time using the Met Opera on Demand service. (FREE trial available.)

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Make your own instrument using items in your kitchen

Let's Make a Water Xylophone!

Ms. P teaches us how to make and play an instrument using items you probably have in your kitchen. After you've made and tuned your instrument, make sure to check out Ms. P's next lesson (posted below) on how to sing the "Quarantine Blues." :-)

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Student Friendly Opera

Roméo et Juliette

Fall in love with your new favorite opera by exploring educational resources assembled here from the education teams at the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Then, stream the opera on your own time using the Met Opera on Demand service. (FREE trial available.)

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Student Friendly Opera

Rusalka

Fall in love with your new favorite opera by exploring educational resources assembled here from the education teams at the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Then, stream the opera on your own time using the Met Opera on Demand service. (FREE trial available.)

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Opera in the New Millennium

New Archived Lecture Available FREE!

What is the composing process like? How does a composer work with a librettist? How much time do composers get to create an opera? In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guilld Podcast, we explore all of those questions and more in the release of an archival recording from 2017!

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Who is the Queen of the Night?

Papageno's Bad Day, Pt. 2

In this second of a five-part series of video shorts, we meet some new characters - including the mysterious Queen of the Night - who tells us of an evil King and a cruel plot... Test your memory from last week and find out what happens this week!

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Opera + Lecture July 20 - 26

There are some wonderful classics on the schedule for this week's Met Opera Nightly Streams. Check out some of our #podcast episodes to give your viewing experience a boost! Available on iTunes or via Soundcloud.

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Student Friendly Opera

The Magic Flute

Fall in love with your new favorite opera by exploring educational resources assembled here from the education teams at the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Then, stream the opera on your own time using the Met Opera on Demand service. (FREE trial available.)

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Test your musical skills!

Rhythm Reading Scavenger Hunt

Met Opera Guild Teaching Artist Shawn Farrar shows us how we can construct and read rhythms using things we can find in our homes. Gather your pens, pencils, markers, paper clips - even pasta or sticks from an outside walk can work - then join us for some rhythm reading fun!

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PERCUSSION

Let's Learn the Instruments of the Orchestra

Our friends from the Cleveland Orchestra help us learn about individual instruments found within the orchestra.

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