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Posted January 20, 2015

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High School Students Attend the “Met”

In an effort to introduce young audiences to opera, the Metropolitan Opera donates free tickets to APS for Saturday simulcast presentations.

Students attended the opera "Carmen" last fall.

Dozens of APS high school students and teachers have attended free simulcast operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City this school year, and many more will have an opportunity to see a performance this spring.

The latest group to go to the "Met" (actually the Century Rio 24 Plex) saw an HD Live in Schools broadcast of The Merry Widow on Saturday, Jan. 17. Another group of students and teachers saw Carmen in November. In March, students will see Rossini's La Donna del Lago and April's performance is Pagliacci's Cavalleria Rusticana.

APS Fine Arts distributes the tickets and provides classroom instruction and support to acquaint students with the characters, plot lines and other interesting aspects of the operas. A bus is made available if needed. Cross-curricular lessons are available in language arts, history, modern languages, music, art, drama and psychology.

For more information on the program, contact