Virtual Classroom

for Opera Based Learning

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MIDDLE SCHOOL +

This page contains lessons and/or activities that are appropriate for students grades 6 and older. Some opera content may not be appropriate for young family members. New content will be added regularly, so check back and explore some of our other categories by clicking on any of the buttons below. 

Early Childhood +

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

Elementary +

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

Middle School +

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

High School +

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

Creative Play

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

Learning Series

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

New/Beginner

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

Skill Development

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

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Family DRAMA Week! ;-)

On the docket this week: Family Drama! Check out the over-the-top emotions of some of your favorite opera characters during the Met Opera Nightly Streams tonight through Sunday, and get to know them a little better with out recommended podcast playlist.

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Weekly Student Stream

La Traviata

Join us for the final installment of the Metropolitan Opera's Weekly Student Streams program. Click main image for all links and resources.

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Opera + Lecture August 17 - 23

Mon. 8/17 - Ep. 89, Wed. 8/19 - Ep. 65, Fri. 8/21 - Ep. 25, Sat. 8/22 - Ep. 11, Sun. 8/23 - Ep. 88

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Student Friendly Opera

Così fan tutte

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 + 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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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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Explore what it's like to be in the Met Chorus

Opera Boot Camp Series

The Metropolitan Opera Chorus is one of the most revered opera choruses in the world, requiring long hours of rehearsal and a demanding performance schedule. What is a day, week, or year in the life of a Met chorister like? How much time is spent on learning music and rehearsing? How do you get into the chorus in the first place? In this episode, drawn from a live event in the Met Opera Guild's Opera Boot Camp series, lecturer and podcast co-host Naomi Barrettara sat down with three Met Opera choristers - Ross Benoliel (baritone), Angela Deverger (soprano), and Danielle Walker (soprano)- to get the inside scoop on a day in the life of a Met Opera chorister!

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Opera History + Nightly Streams

Take a two week tour through opera history with the Met Opera Nightly Streams from November 2nd - 15th! We have compiled some helpful and informative FREE podcasts to enhance your viewings of these opera selections.

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Opera + Lecture Aug. 31 - Sept. 6

This week's #MetOperaNightlyStreams focus on the 20th Century & beyond. Here is some suggested #podcast listening to go along with some of the opera selections being presented, available on iTunes or via https://soundcloud.com/met-opera-guild

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Student Friendly Opera

La Fanciulla del West

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 + 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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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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with Tanisha Mitchell

The Enduring Legacy of Black Singers in Opera Pt. 1

Our " Enduring Legacy of Black Singers in Opera" #podcast series discusses singers of the past and present who broke barriers, paved the way, and continue to carry the torch. In this first part of the series, lecturer and music librarian Tanisha Mitchell focuses on male singers spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st century, including George Shirley, Robert McFerrin, Vinson Cole, Simon Estes, Sir Willard White, John Holiday, Derek Lee Ragin, Eric Owens, Morris Robinson, Bass, Russell Thomas, Lawrence Brownlee and many more!

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Student Friendly Operas

Madama Butterfly

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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Politics in Opera!

From Handel to Verdi to Glass, political intrigue has always been a prevalent subject matter for the operatic stage! Before taking in a range of styles in this week's Met Opera Nightly Streams head over to our podcast channel for some suggested listening.

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Student Friendly Opera

Week 20 - Carmen

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 + Lecture August 10 - 16

Mon. 8/10 - Ep. 21, Thurs. 8/13 - Ep. 138, Fri. 8/14 - Ep. 49, Sat. 8/15 - Ep. 7, Sun. 8/16 - Ep. 97

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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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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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with Tanisha Mitchell

The Enduring Legacy of Black Singers in Opera Pt. 2

In the second part of our "Enduring Legacy of Black Singers in Opera" series, we explore the incredible women who broke barriers for black artists, dating all the way back to the late 1800s! Lecturer and music librarian Tanisha Mitchell explores the trailblazers, sprinters, and torch-bearing women who are part of the enduring legacy of black singers in opera.

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