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Featured Event: St. Agnes Takes a Field Trip to the Metropolitan Opera House

posted Oct 19, 2011, 2:51 PM by Danica Draper   [ updated Dec 30, 2011, 8:03 AM ]
In November, students, tutors and staff from the St. Agnes Center for Reading and Writing went on a fieldtrip to Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera house. Prior to the trip, students listened to 3 distinctly different opera pieces, and had to write their opinions about what they heard. They also practiced their comparing and contrasting skills in differentiating the different pieces.

On the tour, the group got to enter the theater’s light booth, go on stage, as well as visit the wig and costume shops. The tour ended with a visit into Luciano Pavarotti’s dressing room!

Following the trip, students were asked to write thank you letters to their tour guide, and express what the highlight was for each of them. While few of the students knew much about opera before this project, after, each student had a better understanding of the genre, and were able to express their feelings about different music styles more clearly.