MEETING WITH MET OPERA EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: HD LIVE IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM
The Metropolitan Opera is committed to deepening student experiences with opera through access to our world-class productions, both in New York City and in schools across the country.
Since its inception, the Met’s HD Live in Schoolsprogram has enriched the lives of nearly 115,000 students and teachers in New York City and across the United States.
With the success of the award-winning Live in HD series—featuring live performance presentations in movie theaters worldwide—the Met recognized a unique opportunity to bring world-class opera to students with limited opportunities for cultural engagement. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, the HD Live in Schools program was introduced in New York City public schools in 2007, expanding nationally in 2008. The program currently serves 14,000 students each year, representing 45 school districts across 35 states, with new partner districts in Tuscaloosa, AL; Honolulu, HI; Bangor, ME; Scotch Plains-Fanwood, NJ; and Fort Worth, TX. By providing direct access to these presentations, complemented by extensive teacher training, curriculum enrichment materials, and rare opportunities to interact with opera’s greatest stars, the Met is committed to introducing opera to students across the country, seeking to ignite a lifelong passion for the classical arts.
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