• Roméo et Juliette Educator Guide

What to Expect from Roméo et Juliette 

The Metropolitan Opera pairs two of the world’s leading singers, Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna, to bring Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers to thrilling and heartbreaking life.

The Live in HD transmission of Roméo et Juliette offers young people a remarkable opportunity: a familiar, everrelevant tale of teenage passion and violence serves as a gateway to the musical and visual riches of opera.

  • Classroom Activities

    Two full-length activities, designed to support your ongoing curriculum.
  • Musical Highlights

    Five "Musical Highlights" designed to focus briefly on bits of music from Roméo et Juliette to cultivate familiarity with the work.
  • Performance Activities

    Performance Activities for students to enjoy during the Metropolitan Opera HD transmission.
  • Post-Show Discussion

    A post-transmission activity, integrating the Live in HD experience into students' wider views of the performing arts.

Roméo et Juliette at the Met

Opera may be a new adventure for many of your students. This guide can help prepare (and encourage) them for an unusual afternoon’s entertainment. By offering a variety of experiences, you can generate anticipation, enrich enjoyment, and promote understanding. You can introduce young people to a creative world that might otherwise seem extremely distant.