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Repertoire exploration Immerse STUDENTS in the magic and creativity of opera with Interactive workshops in the classroom This series of five workshops introduces students to the art form by engrossing 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. After studying the opera’s story, characters, and historical context, students are encouraged to actively explore themes they will see on the Met stage. Students might stage an original scene inspired by the opera’s libretto and score, or write a musical phrase that reflects their understanding of the composer’s intent. Students may also design scenic models for an alternative staging of the opera. The workshops are intended to enhance students’ experience as audience members by providing opportunities to create and reflect, while drawing connections across subject areas including literature, social studies, foreign language, and the arts.

What’s Included:


Five 45-Minute sessions led by a Guild Artist in partnership with classroom teacher

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

Appropriate for:



$750 per classroom (up to 35 students per classroom) Minimum 4 classrooms per school

To register or for more information:

EMILY ABBOTT, Manager of Education Administration,  212.769.7022

The Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Repertoire Exploration 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 at Long Island City High School in Queens create a tableau while studying La Traviata. A student at Long Island City High School in Queens works on a set design for an adaptation of La Traviata. PHOTOS: JESSICA BAL


Repertoire Exploration 2013-2014