Free Student Streams
Welcome to the Metropolitan Opera’s Free Student Streams! Each week, we’ll be offering one opera specially selected for our young audience members around the globe, along with a collection of educational materials that will help viewers engage with and enjoy the performance.
For more resources—including educator guides in English and Spanish, illustrated synopses, musical arrangements, and further opportunities for viewing opera—visit the main Met Education page.
New! Young Opera Lovers Curate the Free Student Streams
This summer, Met Education brought together a worldwide community of young opera lovers through our first-ever Global Summer Camp. Now, we are joining forces with these ardent opera fans to curate the upcoming Free Student Streams. Each week, one of our Campers will choose their favorite opera to stream. In a few words, they’ll tell you what they love about this opera and offer something you should look and listen for as you watch.
This week: The Magic Flute
A MAGICAL TALE OF VALIANT RESCUES, MYSTERIOUS RIDDLES, AND THE HEROISM THAT IS POSSIBLE WITH THE HELP OF FRIENDS
Curated by Elli from Lisbon, Portugal
Get to Know the Curator
Who I am:
My name is Elli, and I live in Lisbon, Portugal.
How I was introduced to opera:
My grandmother sent an email that Nixon in China was on, and we watched it. And then the Free Student Streams started, and we started watching all those.
What I love about opera:
The costumes, the scenery, the singing, and the music.
Why I chose The Magic Flute for the Free Student Streams:
It's beautiful! The costumes are pretty, there are lots of colors, and I really love it.
Here’s one thing you should look or listen for while you’re watching The Magic Flute:
Look out for the BIG snake in the first act and the HIGH notes of the Queen of the Night in the second act.
Remote Learning Resources
Deepen Your Knowledge
Learn all about Mozart and The Magic Flute! This guide includes background information and hands-on activities to give you everything you need to understand (and enjoy!) this great opera.
Profundizar tu conocimiento
Guía en español
Todo el material de la guía disponible para estudiantes —sinopsis, cronologías, artículos contextuales y recursos adicionales— en español!
hear the music
Find all the audio clips you need to complete the activities in the Educator Guide.
See the story
Follow along on Tamino's quest to save Pamina! This illustrated synopsis lets you see (as well as read) the entire story of The Magic Flute in graphic-novel form.
As we continue to address the overwhelming economic implications of the coronavirus pandemic, the Met remains committed to providing excellent educational opportunities to all students free of charge through our HD Live in Schools program, our Free Student Streams, and our Global Summer Camp. If you would like to help, please consider making a gift today to support our education initiatives.