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NOTES is a free online platform showcasing exemplary opera learning materials from OPERA America and its member companies. Browse resources and search by opera title, grade level, subject area, time required and more!
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  • Utilize assessment tools for opera learning.
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  • Discover tools for career readiness in the opera field.
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Opera learning combines elements from literature, history, theater, music, design and visual arts. Opera offers many entry points into 21st-century skills, such as collaboration, communication and creative thinking. Opera empowers students to make new discoveries about themselves, other people and the world in which they live.

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Music! Words! Opera!
Create Your Own Opera
Opera is Common Core
Arts Education Resources
Assessment in Opera Learning
Professional Development for Opera Educators
Story, Character and Musical Expression
Careers in Opera: 21st-Century Skills
10 Most Frequently Produced Operas
Preparing for a Performance
Voice Types in Opera
Glossary of Operatic Terms
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