Passion in a Pandemic: Making Opera at Hanover High School

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Former opera singer Jennifer Chambers and celebrated Italian conductor  Filippo Ciabatti teach opera to public high school students in the midst of the Covid pandemic. The young singers open up to the camera about their dreams and challenges, as they learn and perform arias from four celebrated operas, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, Magic Flute and Lakmé.

Please check out our Lesson PlanS (aimed at teachers) and a Discussion Guide (aimed at a more casual viewer)  to accompany the film! Find useful prompts, fascinating links and discussion topics that relate to Covid 19, opera as a career and passion, the arts and mental health, and the performing arts generally. Whether you are an educator or a casual viewer, you will find the study guides of interest.

Download here the Lesson Plans for teachers and their students.
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Download here the Discussion Guide for the general audience.

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