Music! Words! Opera! featuring "Aida" - Curriculum and DVD
Item #: G-8356
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Clifford J. Brooks and Roger Ames
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.
Curriculum and DVD - For elementary and middle school students