• Musical Highlights

Musical Highlights are brief opportunities to:

  • help students make sense of opera
  • whet their interest in upcoming Live in HD transmissions.

Each focuses on audio selections from Falstaff available online at metopera.org/education or the accompanying CD. For selections with texts, text and translation are provided on reproducibles in the back of this guide.

These “mini-lessons” will in practice take up no more than a few minutes of class time. They’re designed to help you bring opera into your classroom while minimizing interruption of your ongoing curriculum. Feel free to use as many as you like.

Falstaff Musical Highlights:

Do you get it?: Musical Humor in Falstaff
Dueling Designs: A Close Look at Counterpoint in "Del tuo barbaro"
The Final Laugh: A Close Look at Falstaff's Closing Moments

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