Opera with Musical Masterpieces (LS-HR-591)

My name is Katarina Kljunić and I am a Music teacher in Primary School. I mastered Primary Education and that allows me to work as a class teacher and subject teacher of English. I enjoy working as a teacher and I always try to make creative, fun and challenging lessons for my students. 

ÓPERA Y ESTACIÓN DEL METRO DE PARÍS [Material gráfico] Papeghin, A., fl. 1900-1931. FEDAC: Archivo de Fotografía Histórica de Canarias – http://bvpb.mcu.es/es/consulta/registro.cmd?id=539982. CC BY

This learning scenario will introduce students to opera and its main features (libretto, aria, recitative, solo ensembles, choir). By hearing musical examples, they will recognize the main features, compare it with popular music and in the end, they will be writing their short operas. In that way, they will try to be librettists and composers at the same time. The important part of every opera is a libretto and music that follows the story introduced in the libretto.  Apart from learning the features of an opera, students will become familiar with some of the world’s most famous opera authors and opera masterpieces. They will also be introduced with one of the most famous Croatian composers, Vatroslav Lisinski, and the first Croatian opera Love and Malice

Théâtre du Gymnase – https://www.europeana.eu/item/2048001/Athena_Plus_Provided IRPA, Brussels (Belgium) – http://balat.kikirpa.be/object/10128114. CC BY-NC-SA

This lesson is for primary school students, 7th graders. The main aim of the lesson is to learn the main features of opera and recognize them by hearing musical examples of opera. Students will be able to hear an opera and list the main features. They will try to make short examples of their own opera and perform it in pairs.

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