Access Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Austin Opera’s 2021–2022 Season opens at the Long Center in November with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. This inventive and stylish period production from Lyric Opera of Kansas City tells an upstairs/downstairs story of love, lust, seduction, infidelity, and—ultimately—forgiveness, all set to some of the most sublime and memorable music ever written.
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Check out the materials below to experience Mozart’s musical masterpiece and engage with the exciting world of opera! Many of the resources here can easily be included in Blended Learning classrooms. If you have questions or don’t find what you are looking for, we can help! Contact us at [email protected]
access opera: the marriage of figaro curriculum
Austin Opera’s Access Opera: The Marriage of Figaro curriculum is an innovative multi-media based unit, complete with TEKS aligned lessons, activities, assessments and video excerpts. This curriculum is designed so you can teach The Marriage of Figaro in the time frame that works best for you and your students. Designate an entire class period and share the complete lesson using the accompanying PowerPoint. Teach it in chunks. Include activities in your favorite blended learning model.
- Day 1 – Background (composer info, synopsis) and first listen of featured music selection
- Day 2 – Listen a 2nd time, including suggested activities/assessments from the lesson in a station rotation or playlist.
- Day 3 & beyond – Listen to some of the alternate versions; try a new activity/assessment; explore SEL connection; review Audience Etiquette materials