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ACCESS OPERA ENGAGE STUDENTS WITH THE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE OF WATCHING A LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA Access Opera goes beyond the ordinary field trip experience, providing teachers with professional development and classroom resources that allow them to draw connections across literature, social studies, foreign language, and the arts. Students will cultivate their artistic and cultural literacy while exploring this magical art form.

What’s Included:

FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL TICKETS to the Metropolitan Opera

CLASSROOM RESOURCES including print and online references, audio CD and libretto of the opera they will attend, and complimentary subscription to OPERA NEWS magazine

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WORKSHOPS offering practical strategies for connecting opera with other subject areas

SPECIAL ACCESS to discounted evening performances, backstage tours, and opera lectures for adults offered by the Metropolitan Opera Guild

Appropriate for:

GRADE 3 TO COLLEGE

Fee:

$250 per classroom (up to 35 students per classroom)

To register or for more information:

EMILY ABBOTT, Manager of Education Administration, eabbott@operaed.org  212.769.7022

The Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Access Opera is supported, in part, by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. top:

Students look over the railing on the top floor of the Metropolitan Opera House to view the lobby and chandeliers below. Students from Fort Lee, New Jersey attend a final dress rehearsal of La Clemenza di Tito at the Metropolitan Opera House during the 2012-2013 season. PHOTOS: JESSICA BAL bottom:

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Access Opera: Beyond the Stage

Repertoire Exploration

This series of five workshops provides students with an introduction to the art form by immersing them in the text, music, and artistic interpretation of the opera they will be attending. Led by a Guild Artist, these interactive sessions take place in the classroom and are tailored to curriculum goals in collaboration with participating teachers. Students are encouraged to draw connections across subject areas, including literature, social studies, foreign language, and the arts. The workshops are intended as the “next step,” following initial preparation completed by the classroom teacher (which may include studying the story, characters, themes, and historical context).

Duration:

FIve 45-Minute sessions per classroom

Appropriate for:

GRADE 3 TO COLLEGE

*Fee:

$500 per classroom (up to 35 students per classroom) Minimum 4 classrooms per school

Access Opera: Beyond the Stage

Production Design

This hands-on workshop introduces students to the elements of opera production, including scenery, lighting, and costume design. Students analyze professional production portfolios, and learn how technical elements of opera help communicate information, character, and story. Working in small groups, students create design specs, scenic renderings, and stage models. The three-hour session is grounded in grade-level content standards, and includes ties to college and career readiness. Participants may also attend a backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera House (subject to availability).

Duration:

3-hour workshop at the Metropolitan Opera Guild

Appropriate for:

GRADE 6 TO COLLEGE

*Fee:

$650 per classroom (up to 30 students per classroom)

To register or for more information:

EMILY ABBOTT, Manager of Education Administration, eabbott@operaed.org  212.769.7022 *Fee in addition to cost of Access Opera participation. top:

Students from Long Island City High School create a tableau during their exploration of La Traviata. Students from the Dominican Repbulic create scenic renderings during a production workshop. PHOTOS: JESSICA BAL

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Access Opera 2013-2014