Opera at Home Virtual Learning Tools
We know how important an arts education is, and are here to help you continue to provide an arts education while your students are learning from home. Below, discover all the virtual ways to share opera and the arts with your students!
Opera at Home Activities
- Each of the below videos were created by Arizona Opera and Dr. Naomi Barrettera to prepare students for our Student Night at the Opera program. Use these 30 minute YouTube videos to learn about the history, music, and storyline of each of these operas.
Sing LOUDER Podcast
Sing LOUDER is a new podcast crafted by composer Jake Heggie and a crew of opera lovers about the daunting, high-wire act of life as an opera singer. Heggie invites five of America’s finest new opera stars to join him in the studio for frank discussions illustrated with great vocal moments and warmups, as well as funny, touching, and sometimes hair-raising stories. The singers open up and talk about finding their personal and professional voices, how they have found the courage to perform in front of thousands, and how they are dealing with the impact of Covid-19.
Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! A Podcast
Join your hosts, Cassie Robel (The Director of Education and Community Engagement) and Kathleen Trott (The Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Artisan Workshop Manager) as they delve into all of the departments and peoples who work to create the operas you know and enjoy. Subscribe to Arizona Opera: Behind the Scenes! to stay connected to Arizona Opera and the hundreds of people who work to make each performance happen.
The Arizona Opera Podcast
Prepare for each production with a special episode of the Arizona Opera Podcast! Featuring commentary and insight from artists, directors, staff members, and more, be prepared for what you’ll see and hear on stage. Listen in the car on your way the performance orin your own time. Available on streaming services now.
First Friday Virtual Tour
First Friday in downtown Phoenix has gone virtual! Click the link below to visit Roosevelt Row's virtual art galleries, shops, and more.
Hamilton's EduHam at Home
During the current COVID-19 outbreak, parents and families of K-12 students can register to receive FREE access to EduHam remote learning resources.
Arts for Arizona Coloring Page
We've created a coloring page just for you! Print it out, color the page, and share your creation with us on social media. Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using @azopera.
The Metropolitan Opera Free Student Streams
These free student streams are intended to help students, teachers, and families learning from home. Streams are live Monday - Wednesday, and stay on the platform until Friday.
Fox Theatre for Families at Home
The Fox Theatre in Tucson has an entire page dedicated to activities and videos for families at home. Each video has learning activities, questions, and lessons for you to use!
Lincoln Center at Home
Lincoln Center at Home is streaming a recording of their 1997 live at Lincoln Center episode of a Celebration of Johannes Brahms with Jessye Norman.
Scottsdale Arts Online Gallery
Visit the Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation's first online gallery!
Children's Museum of Phoenix
Follow the Children's Museum of Phoenix on Facebook and Instagram for daily at home projects and activities!
Phoenix Zoo Digital Safari and Daily Social Media
The Phoenix Zoo is offering fun and educational digital content on their website and social media platforms including a digital safari, and daily visits with animals!
Cleveland Opera Theater - Opera for All
Cleveland Opera Theater is offering a variety of programs online including Opera 101 sessions, masterclasses, behind-the-scenes content, and more!
Arizona PBS Kids At-Home Learning
Arizona PBS Kids is available 24/7 with a large variety of multimedia lessons for your students.
The Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet School Streams
As part of their #ourhousetoyourhouse series, The Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet School are offering curated online programming including full-length performances, masterclasses, and some behind the scenes content for audiences of all ages!
The Metropolitan Opera Guild At Home Learning
The Metropolitan Opera Guild has compiled a resource of at home learning filled with tools to help your student learn about opera from home. Take a moment to browse their incredible selections.
The Phoenix Art Museum Collections
Browse the Phoenix Art Museum's collections virtually! Their collections consist of over 19,000 pieces from 9 different areas in many different mediums.
Direct your own Hansel and Gretel Opera
Go Classical for Kids has created an online interactive classical music education game where you get to direct your own production of Hansel and Gretel! This program uses music from Humperdincks most famous opera.
The Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Streams
Catch nightly streams of opera classics offered by the Metropolitan Opera at 7:30 PM. Streams are available for 23 hours after the beginning of the stream.
From our Living Room to Yours Concert
Christopher Cano, Arizona Opera's Head of Music and Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio, and his wife, noted opera singer Jennifer Johnson Cano presented a live, virtual concert from their living room! Click the name of each artist to learn a little bit more about them before watching the stream below.
Musical Instrument Museum MIMKids Activities
The Musical Instrument Museum has provide free online resources to teach your students how to build their own instruments at home!
Songs in Solidarity: Arizona Opera Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist Concert
Members of Arizona Opera's Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists performed a Facebook Live concert for our virtual audience. Use this performance as an arts lesson by engaging your students with the following questions:
- What is opera?
- What language are the artists singing in?
- How many artists are there (answer is revealed at the end of the video), and what are their voice types?
- Do you think this Aria (or song) is Happy, sad, angry, etc.? Why?
- Have your students do an art project by drawing when the performance is happening.
Performance Today's Classical Critters
Performance Today's Classical Critters is a 60 minute classical music story about and inspired by animals. Click the link below to browse the music selections and begin the story. Make sure you have paper, pencil, and crayons for the activities in the story!