The Metropolitan Opera Guild

2020-21 Access Opera Registration Information   

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our 2020-21 Access Opera virtual programming! Below you will find a breakdown of offerings, including Guild-produced digital video content, live virtual sessions, and online streams for watching select operas. There is also a simplified PDF breakdown of this information HERE. 

 

Of course, these materials cannot replace the experience of attending a live opera performance, but we hope that they provide some fun and unique content to keep you and your students engaged with the operatic artform until we are able to safely be together at the Met again!  

 

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO CONTENT 

The Guild is in the process of creating a 3-video series of lessons around each of the operas listed below. These sessions will be tailored to specific age groups, and each series will contain a module on libretto, music, and design, respectively. Supplementary worksheets and suggested activities will accompany each video. Each module can be purchased individually, or as an entire video series. Info about each opera can be found HERE. 

Cost: $50 per video ($150 per opera series) 

 

Elementary (Grades 3-5/Available December 15th)   

Hansel & Gretel (Free Stream Dec 17th-21st, replay Spring 2021 TBD) 

La Bohème (Free Stream Feb 24th-26th) 

La Fille du Régiment (Free Stream TBD Spring 2021) 

 

These operas will be available via free live stream on the dates listed above, or via DVD purchase through the Guild for $25. Please email Stefanie at sizzo@operaed.org to explore additional viewing options. 

 

Middle School (Grades 6-8/Available February 15th)  

Roméo et Juliette 

Madama Butterfly 

La Fanciulla del West 

 

These operas will be available via free live stream for the duration of the school year. 

 

High School & College (Grades 9 & up/Available between February 15th - March 1st) 

Macbeth 

Doctor Atomic   

Die Zauberflöte (Free Stream March 31st-April 2nd)   

 

Macbeth and Doctor Atomic will be available via free live stream for the duration of the school year. Die Zauberflöte will stream on the dates listed above. 

 

 

LIVE VIRTUAL SESSIONS 

The Guild’s incredible roster of Teaching Artists are also available to facilitate live virtual sessions with schools on an as-requested basis. These sessions will be tailored to each specific group, available for a rate of $75/hour.  

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ACCESS OPERA VIRTUAL CONTENT  

 

ADDITIONAL GUILD PREMIUM CONTENT  

This year the Guild is developing a variety of  virtual residencies that are not opera-specific. These include song-writing and adaptation sequences, exploration of African American repertoire, learning to perform a song with ASL, and more. For detailed information on offerings for this year, please email VirtualClassroom@metguild.org.     

 

FREE STREAMING OPERA CONTENT 

Throughout the year, the Met Opera is offering students multiple opportunities to watch complete operas online for free. Some will be released for streaming on specific dates, while others will be available for the entire school year. 

 

PBS/Metropolitan Opera Collection: for the first time, the opera house is partnering with PBS to make 6 operas, along with supplementary educational materials, available for schools for the duration of the year. These are recommended for middle school and up, and include the following operas: 

Macbeth, Otello, Roméo et Juliette, Doctor Atomic, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West 

Click here to access all materials 

  

Free Student Streams: on a weekly basis, a curated student-friendly opera will be available for streaming on the Met’s website from Weds afternoon through Friday afternoon. The schedule is as follows: 

 

 

 January 2729 | La Donna del Lago  

February 35 | Lucia di Lammermoor 
February 1012 | Werther 
 February 17-19 | Così Fan Tutte 
  February 24-26 | La Bohème 
March 35 | Les Contes d’Hoffmann  
March 1012 | Cendrillon 
March 1719 | La Fanciulla del West 
March 2426 | Don Pasquale 
March 31April 2 | Die Zauberflöte  

 

Free streams will be available on this site each week. 

 


 

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