Student/Teacher Info

Since 2005, Tacoma Opera has offered educators “Enriching Curriculum Through Opera,” an afternoon of opera, lunch, and clock hours.

Led by Dr. Noel Koran, Tacoma Opera’s General Director and Dr. Norman Heimgartner, Professor Emeritus (retired), University of Puget Sound, this afternoon course teaches about opera, with an emphasis on an upcoming Tacoma Opera production. Teachers receive a model lesson plan for use in their core curriculum, a DVD of the opera, and two passes to the final dress rehearsal. The curriculum has been designed to conform to the EALRs for 6-12.

The 2013/14 curriculum course will focus on Madama Butterfly, and will be held in the spring.

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