Opera Book Club

The HD Live in Schools virtual Opera Book Club resumes this year, inviting students to join online conversations with authors, experts, and Met artists who have helped bring these stories to both page and stage. This fall, students will focus on Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Hours, the basis for both its Oscar–winning film adaptation and Kevin Puts’s new opera. In the spring, students will turn their attention to two plays: Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, the primary source for Verdi’s Falstaff; and Michael Cristofer’s Man in the Ring, based on his libretto for Terence Blanchard’s Champion. The Met Opera Education team works with publishers to provide students and teachers in participating districts with free copies of featured books.