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Libretto Cycle

The Libretto Cycle By Pamela Gee Teachers and students understand the terms and processes of cycles.  Teachers teach the life cycle, the water cycle, the carbon cycle, and even to recycle!! The lit of cycles goes on. Students listen and learn many cycles! So to say that Opera by Children has a “cycle” perks teachers…

Students… Creating Your Story

Opera by Children Creating Your Story by Dr Dave Sidwell The great philosopher, Aristotle, posited that plot was the most important of all dramatic elements. You will find that the plot (the story) for your students’ opera does drive everything else, for good or ill. Here are a few tools for helping your students create…

123’s & ABC’s of GETTING STARTED Preparing to Write an Opera 1. No one gets hurt. Creativity is sometimes a messy process when individuals in a classroom community collaborate. This is often referred to as synergy; a collective group energy. It is important that creativity be nurtured by positive responses to student ideas, even if…

Staging Questions for Microbytes A NEWUB!  That is what you are creating when turning the story into a libretto… It is the process of thinking through the staging and present tense communication of the opera story the class created. What is A NEWUB? It is the answer to the following questions . . . ….

Opera by Children and Civic & Character Education Development

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Opera by Children and the Utah State Core Standards

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Auditions!

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Music Time

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Story and Libretto

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Time to Get Started!

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