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Electronic Field Trips

Electronic Field Trip to the Kentucky Opera

Perspectives/careers in opera
Grade Levels:
30 minutes
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Web Site:
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Visit the Kentucky Opera in Louisville as the company prepares for a production of the American opera Susannah. A brief history of opera and descriptions of artistic styles help students develop an appreciation for this unique performance event. A backstage, behind-the-scenes tour shows the sets, costumes, lighting and make-up while providing insight into the many skills necessary to produce live musical and theatrical productions.

At the field trip web site, find a guide to Susannah, which includes a description of the acts, character guide, information about the composer, and more. There is also a guide to Die Fledermaus, which is also featured in the field trip, and information about careers. Produced 2000.

Program of Studies
Arts and Humanities: Structure in the Arts, Humanity in the Arts, Purposes for Creating the Arts

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

A KET documentary that takes students backstage at the Kentucky Opera in Louisville as the company prepares a production of the contemporary American opera Susannah. Composer Carlisle Floyd gives some background on the work, and singers, musicians, the conductor, and technicians talk about the rehearsal and staging processes. The program also introduces some basics of opera and careers in the field. A 1999 KET production.

These videos are also available on Discovery Education.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete Electronic Field Trip to the Kentucky Opera broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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