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Perhaps it is your first time attending an opera production or perhaps you want to dive deeper into the production you are attending. These workshops are designed to go beyond the stage and provide in-depth discussion and experiences for you and your students.
 
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).
 
Appropriate for 
Grade 3 to College
 
Duration 
Five 45-minute sessions per classroom
 
Fee 
$500 per classroom*
Up to 35 students per classroom
Minimum 4 classrooms per school
 
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).

 
Appropriate for 
Grade 6 to College
 
Duration 
Three-hour workshop at the Met Opera Guild
 
Fee 
$650 per classroom*
Up to 30 students per classroom


*Please note that these fees are in addition to the $250 per classroom for tickets to the final dress rehearsals. 
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