Virtual Classroom

for Opera Based Learning

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New/Beginner

This page contains lessons and/or activities that are intended for those new to opera and/or opera-based learning. Please use the corresponding age-level index to determine any connected opera content for your family.  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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Lecture + Comic Opera

Hijinks and hilarity await in this week's #MetOperaNightlyStreams! We've lined up some great #podcast content to accompany these comedic opera classics- click the image link to find the playlist and other exciting offers from our Lectures and Community Engagement division.

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Lecture + Mozart Opera

Our Lecture and Community Engagement team has put together a great playlist of informative and fun podcast episodes to accompany these classic operas. Ep. 87: Le Nozze di Figaro Pre-Performance Lecture, Ep. 96: Così fan tutte Pre-Performance Lecture with Sean Cooper, 127: La Clemenza di Tito with Naomi Barrettara, Ep. 82: Mozart's Die Zauberflöte from the Perspective of the Bassoon, Ep. 50: Don Giovanni, Talking About Opera, Ep. 23: Le Nozze di Figaro - Talking about Opera, Ep. 63: Idomeneo Pre-Performance Lecture.

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Student Friendly Opera

L'Elisir d'Amore

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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A Home OPERA Workout

Move with Me!

Met Guild Teaching Artist Elizabeth van Os and her partner Miss Sara lead us through an at-home opera workout! Find a space for your and other members of your household to participate as you're able, and "sweat to the REALLY oldies!" Click through to the video player for the full playlist.

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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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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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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 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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with Hannah Goodman

Aleatoric Music Composition

Available now as a special preview for our OBL at Home WEB family:
The education team at the Guild has been hard at work modifying our in-school programming for the current virtual landscape. This video is a short, 5-minute sample of how we will produce our education content for school partners moving forward.
Please Note: some elements are sped up in this sample video for time limits. Each individual lesson will be a full 15-minute instructional video, and custom modifications for specific student populations will be included. An accompanying worksheet (digital and .pdf) will be provided as well as a list of all National/NYS Next-Gen Standards addressed in each lesson. We are able to work with any school in all grades Pre-K - Adult. Partial subsidies to offset fees are available to schools in the New York City metropolitan area.

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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 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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How can we use our faces to express emotions?

Emotions with Emoji's

This short, fun lesson is designed for early childhood students to help them discover how we can use our faces to express different emotions. Met Guild Teaching Artist Shawn Farrar takes us on a fun (and SILENT!) activity. Grab a hand mirror or find yourself a spot in front of any mirror in your house so you can check to see if your facial expressions change with Miss Shawn's flashcards.

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Things are starting to get interesting!

Papageno's Bad Day, Pt. 5

In this final part of our series, watch to find out what happens to all the characters we've encountered in parts one - four.

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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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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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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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Lecture + Donizetti Opera

Enjoy the Bel Canto stylings of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti this entire week, courtesy of the #MetOperaNightlyStreams! If you're looking to dive deeper into these works, check out our podcast playlist of archived Guild lectures.

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NEW Adult Course Offers from the Guild

The Metropolitan Opera Guild is taking two of its most popular classes online this fall! Stay connected to opera and the Guild with our online Score Reading classes and Opera Boot Camp. Registration for these programs is now open!

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Student Friendly Opera

Cendrillon

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

Don Pasquale

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 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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Will Tamino find Princess Pamina?

Papageno's Bad Day, Pt. 4

In this fourth of a five-part series of video shorts, we continue learning about Tamino and Papageno - who are both on separate quests to save Princess Pamina. In this video Tamino and Papageno learn some VERY important new information about Sarastro and the Queen of the Night!

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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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