HD Live in Schools
The Met’s HD Live in Schools program brings opera to students across the nation and around the world. Through opera performances, interdisciplinary classroom resources, and virtual interactions with Met stars, the HD Live in Schools program is dedicated to making opera both accessible and thrilling to young audiences.
This season, as the Met celebrates its grand re-opening after the closure occasioned by Covid-19, Met Education will be offering a combination of in-person and virtual programming for students, teachers, and administrators.
Keep scrolling to learn more about the 2021–22 opera lineup and curriculum.
Participating school districts receive: tickets to HD Live in Schools broadcasts at local movie theaters, access to Met Opera on Demand, educator guides with background information and interdisciplinary activities, access to virtual professional development workshops, opportunities to meet Met artists in video chats, and media and publicity opportunities.
As always, the HD Live in Schools program is free for participating schools and districts.
HD Live in Schools is supported through a partnership with the New York City Department of Education.
Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Kasi Lemmons
Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Curricular Connections: American History, African American Studies, Creative Writing, Journalism, Humanities, Sociology, Critical Thinking, Social and Emotional Learning
Content Advisory: Fire Shut Up in My Bones contains physical abuse (including graphic depictions of hazing), sexual abuse of a minor by a minor, bullying, and adult language.
Matthew Aucoin / Libretto by Sarah Ruhl
Curricular Connections: Ancient Cultures, Classics, Mythology, History, Music History, Literature, Gender and Family Studies, Psychology, Social and Emotional Learning
Content Advisory: Eurydice includes discussions of death.
Giuseppe Verdi / Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Curricular Connections: World History, Politics, Drama, Literature, Gender Studies, Critical Thinking, Social and Emotional Learning
Content Advisory: Rigoletto includes an offstage sexual assault and an onstage murder.
Gaetano Donizetto / Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano
Lucia di Lammermoor
Curricular Connections: Poetry, Creative Writing, History, Literature, Psychology and Medicine, Music Theory, Composition, Critical Thinking, Social and Emotional Learning
Content Advisory: Lucia di Lammermoor includes a mad scene and an offstage murder.
Brett Dean / Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn
Curricular Connections: Literature, Poetry, Drama, Creative Writing, Psychology, Critical Thinking, Social and Emotional Learning
Content Advisory: Hamlet includes a mad scene, discussions of death, and an onstage duel.
Jules Massenet / Gioachino Rossini “swap-eras”
Cendrillon / Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Curricular Connections: Literature, Creative Writing, Drama, World Cultures, Fairy Tales, Italian, French, Arts and Crafts, Costumes, Stage Design, History, Social Studies, Critical Thinking, Social and Emotional Learning
Appropriate for all ages
Virtual Educators’ Conference
Join us for a series of professional development workshops on three Saturdays throughout the year: October 9, December 11, and April 9.
Register to find out about pop-up professional development opportunities, including Career Corner conversations with Met staffers and classroom-ready lessons from teachers in the HD Live in Schools program.
Find more materials relating to HD Live in Schools curriculum by the Met Opera Shop.