Opera Look-In: La Traviata
Washington National Opera performance/demonstration
Grades 4–8, Opera House (50 minutes), October 12, 2018Core Connections:
Theater and music come together in this introduction to opera and La traviata, one of the world’s most beloved operas. Violetta is the life of every party, but she holds a secret: her poor health means she may not be long for this world. When she meets Alfredo, happily-ever-after finally seems within reach, but could it really be that simple? This story of love, sacrifice, and social class includes famously recognizable tunes. At this Look-In, students hear amazing performances; see demonstrations of behind-the-scenes technology, lighting, and stagecraft; and get a glimpse into the many careers available in stage performance, both onstage and behind the curtains.
This performance is connected to the following Common Core Standards:
English Language Arts—Literacy in History/Social Studies (RH.2, RH.7)