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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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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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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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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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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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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TUBA

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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TRUMPET

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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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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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

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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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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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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TROMBONE

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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Student Friendly Opera

Hansel and Gretel

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 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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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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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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HARP

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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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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FRENCH HORN

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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BASSOON

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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