A Workshop for Teachers on Nabucco

Thursday, December 15, 4:30 – 6:00pm
List Hall, Metropolitan Opera House
Curriculum Connections:  Music, Music Theory, Theater, English Literature and Language Arts, Drama, Humanities
Grade Level:  6th grade and up
Workshop is free and open to all teachers.

Join us on Thursday, December 15 for a workshop designed to introduce educators to Verdi’s opera Nabucco. The ability to identify thematic ideas is an important skill across subject areas, but this is only the first step towards truly understanding a text. In this workshop, participants will progress from identifying ideas about Nabucco to drawing conclusions about what lessons about the human condition this influential opera posits. Participants will practice making thematic statements (universal assertions about thematic ideas), and engage in a variety of activities, both text- and movement-based, that are designed to teach students how to distinguish between a thematic idea and a thematic statement. The workshop will give teachers the tools to encourage students to write their own thematic statements about any work of art, including original creations. 

Training rate payment is available for teachers who attend the workshop and bring students to the workshop and bring students to the January 7 broadcast of Nabucco. 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 Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00pm.

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