For the next weeks without live opera, our member from New York City, Younghee Kim-Wait, gave us the following tip for students.
As a way to help continue to provide arts education to students all around the world learning from home, the Met is presenting a series of Free Student Streams of past Live in HD performances. Each week, resource materials, including illustrated synopses, coloring pages and audio clips, will be made available on the Met’s website, providing extensive background information on each opera. These materials will all be available free of charge throughout the week. On Wednesdays at 5 PM EDT, that week’s performance will be streamed on the Met’s website, where it will be accessible to teachers and students for 48 hours. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps.
An hour before each performance stream becomes available, students will have the opportunity to interact directly with an opera singer or member of the creative team from that production in a virtual conversation using the Zoom platform.
And today not only students are invited to watch for 24 hours the Met’s At-Home Gala featuring home-recorded performances from 40 artists as well as pre-recorded performances by the Met Orchestra and Chorus.
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