Teacher’s Resources

You can use our Opera Funtimes to teach many skills in your classroom. View the Lesson Plans below to see how. 

LESSON PLANS:
Below are lesson plans for a few of our Opera Funtimes. Most were presented at our Teacher’s Workshop. NOTE: Many of these lesson plans included can be adapted to any of the Funtime booklets.

Magic Flute
(by Leslie Cooper)

Tales of Hoffmann
(by Leslie Cooper)

La_Cenerentola
(by JoWanda Peterson)

Romeo and Juliette
(by Leslie Cooper)

In-School Opera’s Booklets and Study Guides:

2017 Cinderella ISO Booklet
(
by Julie Todaro)

Cinderella ISO Booklet Study Guide 2017
(
by Julie Todaro)

Pied Piper Booklet
(
by Julie Todaro and Sheri Swanson)

Pied Piper Study Guide
(
by Julie Todaro)

Papageno study guide
(
by Julie Todaro)

TEACH YOUR STUDENTS OPERA ETIQUETTE IN A FUN WAY:

Opera Etiquette
(A one page poem for students on proper etiquette at the opera)

HELPFUL TOOLS:

The Bare Bones Story Map

Learning to Sing Article

KWL Chart

MUSICAL WARM-UPS:                                                 

Opera Star (a 5-Note Warm-Up Song)
(by Julie Todaro, YPO Past President)

  Opera Warm Up (by TP)
   (by Toni Puhn)

Opera’s Fun for Everyone
(by Roberta Balfe, Founding YPO Member)

LISTEN TO: Operas Fun For Everyone

Roberta’s Operas Fun for Everyone
(by Roberta Rymer Balfe)
(Original handwritten version in key of B flat)