Music! Words! Opera!

MUSIC! WORDS! OPERA!

© 2013 OPERA America Published and distributed exclusively by GIA Publications, Inc. Clifford J. Brooks and Roger Ames

Developed by educators and opera professionals, Music! Words! Opera! is for upper elementary and middle school music classes. This series uses the basic human instinct for telling stories to introduce students and teachers to a whole new world of creative expression through opera.

Lyric Psalter

HANSEL AND GRETEL

The familiar fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is the ideal jumping-off point to explore this art form, truly one of the world's great forms of human expression. The series will challenge students to think about communication and storytelling as something that can reach beyond speaking and writing. Because opera is a multi-art form, it invites students to explore several of the basic ways humans communicate—through words, music, dance, drama, and visual arts.

Music! Words! Opera! Hansel and Gretel includes complete lesson plans, an opera outline, activities, handouts, study questions, assessment tools, a glossary, and a DVD of a classic performance conducted by the renowned Sir Georg Solti (in itself a $25 value!).

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AIDA
CURRICULUM AND DVD - FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

The epic story of Aida is the backdrop for exploring one of the world's great art forms. Music! Words! Opera! Featuring Aida includes complete lesson plans, an opera outline, activities, handouts, study questions, assessment tools, a glossary, and a DVD recording of a classic performance from the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by James Levine with a cast including Aprile Millo and Plácido Domingo (in itself a $25 value!). Teachers will also have free access to an online resource bank that offers reprintable downloads and other helpful support materials. The Music! Words! Opera! series, co-published by OPERA America and GIA Publications, Inc., challenges students to experience communication and storytelling through methods beyond the spoken and written word. Opera is a multi-art form that invites students to explore several fundamental means of human communication—through language, music, dance, drama, and visual arts. Opera is an art form to be understood and enjoyed by everyone! Future components in this series will include other masterpieces of opera, as well as the Create Your Own Music! Words! Opera! module to guide teachers and students through the process of composing and producing an original work of opera or music-theater. By encouraging the basic human instinct for telling stories, students will be introduced to a whole new world of creative expression through opera. Developed by educators and opera professionals, Music! Words! Opera! is designed for upper elementary and middle school music classes.

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CREATE YOUR OWN OPERA

This Create Your Own module guides teachers and students through the process of composing and producing an original work of opera or music-theater. By encouraging the basic human instinct for telling stories, students will be introduced to a whole new world of creative expression.

Music! Words! Opera! Create Your Own Opera or Music-Theater includes complete lesson plans, activities, handouts, study questions, assessment tools, and a glossary. Teachers will also have free access to an online resource bank that offers reprintable downloads and other helpful support materials.

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