Many high school orchestras learn and perform Bizet's Carmen Suite No. 1, which is rich in historical content. This resource will help students put their performance into context.
A four-page background essay on Bizet's Carmen Suite and its relation to the opera
A one-page synopsis of the opera, with YouTube links to fun short videos
A two-page short answer questionnaire to assess student understanding of the reading
A two-page answer key
A one-page lesson plan