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GP at the Met: Macbeth

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Designer: Lenny Drozner Graphic Art: Ying Zhou-Hudson, Emily Nonouchi Technical Director: Brian Lee Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2007 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New […]

GP at the Met: Macbeth

Introduction

Ken Howard/The Metropolitan Opera Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Librettists: Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei Production: Adrian Noble Conductor: James Levine Performers: Željko Lucic (Macbeth), Maria Guleghina (Lady Macbeth), Dimitri Pittas (Macduff), John Relyea (Banquo) Synopsis: Director Adrian Noble calls Macbeth “the greatest story Verdi ever told.” It’s the first of three works by Shakespeare that […]

GP at The Met: Roméo et Juliette

Introduction

Composer: Charles Gounod Librettists: Jules Barbier and Michel Carré Production: Guy Joosten Conductor: Plácido Domingo Performers: Anna Netrebko (Juliette), Roberto Alagna (Roméo), Marc Heller (Tybalt), Louis Otey (Paris), Charles Taylor (Capulet), Jane Bunnell (Gertrude), David Won (Grégorio), Tony Stevenson (Benvolio), Dean Peterson (Duke of Verona) Synopsis: Soprano Anna Netrebko teams up with tenor Roberto Alagna […]

GP at The Met: Roméo et Juliette

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Designer: Lenny Drozner Graphic Art: Ying Zhou-Hudson, Emily Nonouchi Technical Director: Brian Lee Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2007 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New […]

Peter & the Wolf

Overview

Sergei Prokofiev wrote Peter and the Wolf in 1936 to introduce children to classical music. In this lesson, melodies from Peter and the Wolf are used to introduce students to pitch, rhythm and meter. Students also explore melodic shape using movement and drawing to represent melodies. Grade Levels: 4-6 (ages 9-11) Time Allotment: One to […]

Peter & the Wolf

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Graphic Art: Gabriel Torres Technical Director: Brian Lee Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation Assistance: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2008 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Dan Goldman, […]

Essay: Prokofiev’s “Peter & the Wolf”

If Sergei Prokofiev had composed nothing except “Peter and the Wolf,” he would have left a sizable mark. The work has helped introduce generations of children to the instruments of the orchestra and the concept of telling a story through music, fulfilling the goal Prokofiev set for himself in 1936. Although this particular narrative, also […]

Procedures for Teachers

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES: 1. Ask your students to stand in a circle. Tell them that you are all going to become the engine of a racing car and that they are going to make the sound of the engine. 2. Ask your students to make the sound of an engine waiting at a traffic light. (Note: […]

GP at the Met: Hansel and Gretel

Introduction

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck Librettists: Adelheid Wette; English translation by David Pountney Production: Richard Jones Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski Performers: Alice Coote (Hansel), Christine Schäfer (Gretel), Philip Langridge (The Witch), Rosalind Plowright (Gertrude), Alan Held (Peter), Sasha Cooke (The Sandman), Lisette Oropesa (The Dew Fairy) Synopsis: The second season of GREAT PERFORMANCES at The […]

GP at the Met: Hansel and Gretel

Production Credits

Web Credits Producer: Anu Krishnan Designer: Lenny Drozner Graphic Art: Ying Zhou-Hudson, Emily Nonouchi Technical Director: Brian Lee Production Assistant: Diana Cofresí-Terrero Copy Editor: Leslie Kriesel HTML Implementation: Brian Santalone GREAT PERFORMANCES Web pages copyright © 2007 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New […]