Roméo et Juliette Workshop
Wednesday, January 11, 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 Wednesday, January 11 for a workshop designed to introduce educators to Gounod's opera Roméo et Juliette. This experiential workshop brings the language, character, and staging of the opera alive, by first grounding it in its roots in an exploration of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The session will include the creation of group tableaux, vocal study of Shakespeare's text, an impromptu performance of a scene from the opera's libretto, an investigation of Gounod's musical adaptation, and creative writing. Participants should be prepared to move and to work as a collective whole, in smaller groups, and individually.
Training rate payment is available for teachers who attend the workshop and bring students to the workshop and bring students to the January 21 broadcast of Romeo et Juliette. 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 Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia on Friday, January 13 at 8:00pm.