2015 Metropolitan Opera Trip

September 19, 2015

We again accomplished running another early in the year trip to the Met.  This was accomplished with great support from many of our teachers. I would like to thank Carolyn Anderson, Colette Bordeaux, Janice Derstine, Keren Ligowski, Gloriana Sewell and Darlene Ziegler for all of their help in making this trip a success. We also had voice students attend from the studios of Ronnie Gerry and Gail Grossman. Thirty-four school age student and six adults (for a total of forty) attended the trip. Due to last minute illness, one other student was able to be a substitute.
 
Students were sent a study packet and listening resources to prepare for the opera. We reviewed much of the materials together on the bus and our Met rep was again very pleased with the knowledge of the opera and wonderful behavior that our students demonstrated. Many thanks to Elijah Ligowski, who has fielded most of the representative’s questions for two years in a row now!  He must have a great teacher! Every student said that they thoroughly enjoyed the opera, especially the phenomenal Zeffirelli sets. The length of the opera was just right for our age group. The chorus and lush Puccini score made for a wonderful musical experience. Students said that they loved the opera and most said that they would attend another Met bus trip. I will still need to complete a survey and attend a workshop in this year.
 
Susan Kuntz, Field Trips Chairperson
 
Click here to read two student reports about their experience at "Turandot".