Create and Sing Carmen Taster

In this taster course, introduce your class to the story of Carmen, learn songs from the opera, and stage a scene.

  • Taster - Lesson 1: Setting The Scene For The Toreador

    60mins

    Requirements

    • Means of capture
    • Clear empty space

    In this introductory lesson, students will experience some of the challenges opera singers face and, through this, learn more about what opera is. Students will also be learning ‘Toreador’ from Carmen.

    Units/Activities

    • Starter Activity: Carmen Video 1
      5mins
    • Vocal Warm Up: Spellcasting
      5mins
    • Yes And No Game
      5mins
    • Twinkle Twinkle Instant Opera
      5mins
    • The Story of Carmen
      5mins
    • Soundscape Creation Exercise
      15mins
  • Taster - Lesson 2: Staging Toreador

    60mins

    Requirements

    • Means of capture
    • Clear empty space

    In the world of opera, the work really starts once the notes have all been learned. In lesson one we have learned most of the notes, so now we can think even more about how we use the music to tell the story.

    Units/Activities

    • Starter Activity: Carmen Video 5
      5mins
    • Vocal Warm Up: Mama, Would You Buy Me A Banana?
      10mins
    • Revising A Song
      10mins
    • Stage Your Version Of ‘Toreador’
      25mins
    • Soundscape Creation Exercise
      15mins