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ACCESS OPERA: BEYOND THE STAGE

REPERTOIRE EXPLORATION

!is 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. !e 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

!is 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. !e 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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Beyond the Stage 2013-14