The MET Opera Program
The Metropolitan Opera has partnered with Dorchester School District Two to give students an opportunity to experience the art of opera (big thanks to Mr. Woods for initiating this partnership). This is our district's 4th year and we are the only district in the state who participates in this program. The operas are in real time (LIVE HD) at the Azalea Movie Theater. All operas will start at 12:55 PM. If interested in FREE tickets, please email Mr. Woods.
by Verdi; New Production - Michael Mayer Year Published:
La Traviata—one of Verdi’s most beloved operas—features a pair of ill-fated lovers whose relationship cannot withstand the dual challenges of unequal social class and illness. Sung in Italian and appropriate for all grades.
December 15, 2018
by Bizet Year Published:
One of opera’s most notorious vixens, the heroine of Carmen will draw your students into a vivid world of habaneras, toreadors, and the “gypsy” life—all set to some of opera’s most recognizable melodies. Great for those interested in world cultures and issues of gender equality. Sung in French and APPROPRIATE FOR UPPER MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL. THE MET SAYS SUGGESTIVE STAGING AND SEXUAL OVERTONES.
February 2, 2019
by Donizetti Year Published:
Donizetti’s opéra comique La Fille du Régiment (“The Daughter of the Regiment”) combines madcap physical slapstick and vocal coloratura with an unlikely plot that makes for romantic comedy gold. It tells the story of a girl orphaned on the battlefield who is then adopted by a regiment of soldiers, and her ensuing misadventures when she later falls in love and is discovered to be the long-lost daughter of a noble family. Sung in French and APPROPRIATE FOR ALL GRADES.
March 2, 2019