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Teachers, we invite you to treat yourselves and enrich the lives of your students by introducing them to their opera company, and exploring what LA Opera Education has to offer.

Our high-quality, award-winning Professional Development programs provide an introduction to opera and entertaining ways to connect your curriculum to the operas in our season. Come hear opera recitals while developing tools for the classroom and earning salary points.

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(Available for Salary Point Credit)

Recognizing the importance of addressing the new California Common Core Standards while integrating the arts into core curriculum, Opera 101 emphasizes common themes in opera while looking at the historical and cultural context of the works. Experts in the field will make connections between the theme below, and various operas. Specialists in arts integration will work with teachers to construct and develop original lessons, intended for use in the classroom, based on the material examined during morning sessions. Each session concludes with a demonstration performance by professional opera singers. Classes may be taken separately.  


PROGRAM DETAILS

Dates: 
All sessions take place on Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

September 27, 2014
Fundamentals of Common Core and Opera Integration

December 6, 2014 
The Ghosts of Versailles: Revolution and Upheaval in the 18th Century

March 14, 2015
The Barber of Seville: Factotums and the Invention of The American

May 16, 2015
The Marriage of Figaro: Publishing, Literature and The Enlightenment

Enrollment in programs does not include admission to main stage opera productions.

Fee:
$20 per session or $60 (25%) discount if purchasing entire series before September 27, 2014
Salary Points: Attend three classes and two operas or attend three classes and complete two opera lesson plans for one salary point. One salary point available for this program. Opera 101 can be combined with Opera for Educators to achieve additional salary points.

Deadline: 
Online registration will be open until classes are filled.

Registration:

CLICK HERE to register for the entire series.

Register for individual sessions by clicking below:
September 27, 2014
  Fundamentals of Common Core and Opera Integration
December 6, 2014
  The Ghosts of Versailles: Revolution and Upheaval in the 18th Century
March 14, 2015 
  The Barber of Seville: Factotums and the Invention of The American
May 16, 2015 
  The Marriage of Figaro: Publishing, Literature and The Enlightenment

 

 

 

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(Available for Salary Point Credit) 

LA Opera's award-winning Opera for Educators series explores opera from an interdisciplinary point of view. Gain insight about opera and the historical context in which it was created. Discuss opera as history and art, as well as language and social commentary. Learn all about the stars and artists of the opera world, as well as the production and business of opera. Enjoy recitals and rehearsals, and receive special opera news updates.  

PROGRAM DETAILS  

Dates: 
All sessions take place on Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. 

September 6, 2014La Traviata (Verdi)
October 11, 2014 Dido and Aeneas / Bluebeard’s Castle (Purcell/Bartok)
November 1, 2014 - Florencia en el Amazonas (Catán)
January 17, 2015 - The Ghosts of Versailles (Corigliano)
February 7, 2015 - The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
February 21, 2015 -  The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
April 11, 2015 - Hercules vs Vampires (Morganelli)

Enrollment in programs does not include admission to main stage opera productions. 

Fees: 
$20 per session or $105 (25%) discount if purchasing entire series before September 6, 2014

Salary Points: 
Attend three classes and two operas or attend three classes and complete two opera lesson plans for one salary point. Two salary points available for this program. Opera for Educators can be combined with Opera 101 to achieve additional salary points.

Deadline: 
Online registration will be open until classes are filled. 

Registration: 

CLICK HERE to register for the entire series.

Register for individual sessions by clicking below:

September 6, 2014 - La Traviata
October 11, 2014 - Dido and Aeneas / Bluebeard’s Castle
November 1, 2014 - Florencia en el Amazonas 
January 17, 2015 - The Ghosts of Versailles 
February 7, 2015 - The Barber of Seville
February 21, 2015 - The Marriage of Figaro
April 11, 2015 - Hercules vs Vampires



 

 

 

 

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  Lesson Plan Title Type Level
Arts as Resistance & Protest Lesson Plan 9-12
Billy Budd Resource Page Resource Page All
Carmen - Exploring Characters and Plot in Carmen Lesson Plan 9-12
Carmen - Verismo and Realism Lesson Plan 9-12
Carmen Listening Guide Listening Guide All
Common Core Planning Materials    
Carmen Resource Page Resource Page All
Thais lesson: What Makes a Libretto Unique? (with Common Core Standards)  Lesson Plan 9-12
Das Reingold Resource Page Resource Page All
Die Walkure - Myths and Themes Lesson Plan 9-12
Die Walkure Resource Page Resource Page All
Don Giovanni - Exploring Activity Guide 6-12
Falstaff - Resource Page Resource Guide All
Fidelio - Understanding Character Development Lesson Plan 9-12
Fidelio Resource Guide Resource Guide All
Figaro's American Adventure - Study Guide Study Guide 4-5
Gotterdammerrung - Myths and Themes Lesson Plan 9-12
Gotterdammerrung through Different Literary Theories Lesson Plan 9-12
Il Postino Lesson Plan 11-12
Il Trittico - Realism in Art and Music Leson Plan 6-12
Il Trittico - The Prop that Made the Story Lesson Plan 7-8
Il Trittico Resource Page Resource Page All
Il Turco In Italia Resource Page Resource Page All
Jenufa - The Universal Theme of Sacrifice Lesson Plans 9-12
Jenufa Resource Page Resource Page All
La Boheme - I'll Never Get Out Alive Lesson Plan 6-8
La Boheme - Text vs. Music Lesson Plan 9-12
La Boheme Resource Page Resource Page All
La Rondine - Realism in Art Lesson Plan 6-12
La Rondine Resource Page Resource Page All
La Traviata - Realism in Art and Music Lesson Plans 6-12
La Traviata Resource Page Resource Page All
Lohengrin - Understanding Characters, Plot and Music Lesson Plan 10-12
Lohengrin Resource Page Resource Page All
Madama Butterfly - What Does it Mean to be American? Lesson Plan 6-8
Madama Butterfly for the 21st Century Lesson Plan 6-12
Madama Butterfly Resource Page Resource Page All
Opera Reflective Collage Lesson Plan 6-8
Otello Resource Page Resource Page All
The Prospector Educator's Workbook Study Guide K-6
Recovered Voices: The Dwarf & The Jug Resouce Page Resource Page All
Rigoletto - Getting to Know the Opera Lesson Plan 8
Rigoletto Resource Page Resource Page All
Siegfried & Literary Theories Lesson Plan 9-12
Siegfried Compared with Sleeping Beauty Lesson Plan 6-8
Tamerlano - What Makes Music Popular? Lesson Plan 7-8
Tamerlano Resource Page Resource Page All
The Barber of Seville - Who is He? Lesson Plan 9-12
The Barber of Seville Resource Page Resource Page All
The Barber of Seville - What Makes Music Popular? Lesson Plan 7-8
The Elixer of Love Resource Page Resource Page All
The Magic Flute - Poetry and Presentation Lesson Plan 6-8
The Magic Flute Resource Page Resource Page All
The Marriage of Figaro - The Wedding Plans Lesson Plan 9-12
The Ring - Nordic & Greek Mythology Lesson Plan 11-12
The Ring Musical Bingo Lesson Plan 4-5
The Ring Resource Page 1 Resource Page All
The Ring Resource Page 2 Resource Guide All
Tosca Resource Page Resource Page All
Tosca - Staging Scenes Lesson Plan 9-12
Tristan und Isolde - Magical Potions Lesson Plan 9-12
Tristan und Isolde Resource Page Resource Page All
Turn of the Screw Resource Page Resource Page All
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