Scenic Songs: Off the Stage

An online concert to enjoy with your classroom.

This is a virtual concert created to bring the joy and fun of opera and musical theater from the homes of local artists directly to the students. Most people today are likely familiar with musicals thanks to Disney and Broadway, but we’re willing to bet that the majority haven’t heard as much opera! Incorporating dance, puppetry and painting. These beautiful scenes are suggested for grades 6 and up but there are no restrictions. (45 min in length)

Scenic Songs: Off the Stage

GRADES 7-12

There are discounts available to qualifying schools and no school will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Please email TheOpera@NewOrleansOpera.org to find out how to apply for a discount or if you have questions about your order. Feel free to read through the study guide and once you get your password, return to this page to see the video at the link below.

Study Guide

This study guide packet will serve three purposes:

  1. It will PROVIDE all kinds of interesting information about each larger work (opera, operetta or musical), including plot and character descriptions.
  2. It will EXPLAIN our unique re-telling of the story line within each scene.
  3. It will give CONTEXT regarding the historical period of each work, and your students will also have an opportunity to learn about the composers!

Created by:

William Mouat and Taylor Ott, Project Artistic Director and Executive Editor.

Featuring:

Hayden Guthrie, Amanda McCarthy, Taylor Ott, Rachel Looney, Imani Sarai Francis, Mark Anthony Thomas, and Frank Convit. Click the Study Guide button above for artist bios, full program outline, and more!