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Ch 17: Opera & Orchestral Music Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Opera and Orchestral Music chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the history and key fact about opera and the orchestra. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus/curriculum as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Opera and Orchestral Music chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Overview of operaVocabulary and important terms, such as aria, libretto and lietmotif
TuesdayOpera singersParts for singers, such as soprano; along with concepts such as diva and castrati; determining what parts to sing
WednesdayTypes of opera Opera buffa and seria, Wagnerian and Mozart
ThursdayOrchestral Music Format, instrument sections, roles
FridayOrchestral history How orchestral music has evolved over time

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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