"What Is Opera?" gives students an introduction to the basic characteristics of opera. Students will discuss their preconceptions of opera, if any, listen and identify characteristics of a song (tempo, timbre, dynamic) and learn about performance practice, language, and historic aspects of opera. Best suited for children in grades K - 3.
Includes: Lesson plan with National Standards
What Is Opera? Introduction Vignette Video (with script)
Sounds of Opera Activity
Opera Jeopardy Game
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Lesson: What is Opera?
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