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.
Participating school districts receive: tickets to attend performances in the HD Live in Schools season at local movie theaters, provided free of charge; access to Met Opera on Demand; educator guides with in-depth cross-curricular activities and tips to help teachers infuse their classroom teaching with opera; 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.
Apply to the Program School District Partners
HD Live in Schools is supported through a partnership with the New York City Department of Education.
Soprano Pretty Yende coaches aspiring music students at New York's Long Island City High School in Queens and discusses her life in opera.
Find more materials relating to HD Live in Schools curriculum by visiting our page at the Met Opera Shop.
Our Educator Guides help teachers bring HD Live in Schools offerings to life. Each of the 50+ guides comprises contextual information and historical timelines, explanatory essays and interviews, musical and textual analyses, and classroom activities for students of all ages.
Guías en español
Nuestras guías ayudan a los maestros a enseñar las ofertas de HD Live in Schools. Cada una de las más de 50 guías incluye información contextual y cronologías históricas, ensayos explicativos y entrevistas, análisis musicales y textuales y actividades en el aula para estudiantes de cualquier edad.
Full synopses to nearly 30 operas, broken down in a few pages and told in the style of a graphic novel—all based on Met productions offered through HD Live in Schools or accessible through Met Opera on Demand. Several synopses are also available in Spanish translation.
See the Met’s library of famous opera selections adapted for various student vocal and instrumental ensembles—including sight-singing exercises and practice tracks.
Go backstage at the Met, meet Met singers and designers, and learn about some of the inspiring ways our HD Live in Schools partners are bringing opera into the classroom.