A Workshop for Teachers on Elektra
Tuesday, April 12, 4:30 – 6:00pm
List Hall, Metropolitan Opera House
Curriculum Connections: Music, Music Theory, Theater, English Literature and Language Arts, Classics, Drama, Humanities
Grade Level: 8th grade and up
Workshop is free and open to all educators.
Join us on Tuesday, April 12 for a workshop designed to introduce educators to Strauss’s opera Elektra. Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s libretto for Elektra is based on the ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Sophocles in turn draws upon the many classical myths and stories surrounding the House of Atreus and the Trojan War. Storyteller Tom Lee will share techniques to approach this opera through the lens of its ancient origins. Participants will consider which elements of the Greek tragedy are reflected in Strauss’s work and which are reconsidered or transformed in his contemporary realization.
Training rate payment is available for teachers who attend the workshop and bring students to the workshop and bring students to the April 30 broadcast of Elektra. Met workshops also count towards required professional development hours. After attending the workshop, you will be eligible to purchase discounted tickets ($55) to the Met performance of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30pm.