Teacher Guide Book & CD
14 best-loved opera arias, performed in English and featuring some of the world's finest opera stars and rising stars. Enjoy works from some of the most popular - and important - operas, from a wide range of genres,eras, and composers.
The teacher guide includes complete English lyrics, composer biographies, an introduction to each of the featured operas, character sketches, story synopses, suggested lesson plans, individual and group activities, assessment and evaluation summaries, a glossary, and a pronunciation guide. Based on the National Standards for Arts Education.
The included CD also has 5 bonus instrumental-only "karaoke-style" tracks for sing-along or performance. CD liner notes includes information on the story of each opera, English lyrics for each aria, and brief notes on the performers.
The CD features full performances of each aria and a music only track so you can sing along. Arias included are: Figaro (Rossini); La Donna e Mobile (Rossini); Queen of the Night (Mozart); Ombra Mai Fu (Handel); Voi Che Sapete (Mozart); Toreador Song (Bizet); Papageno's Duet (Mozart); Habanera (Bizet); Donde Lieta Usci (Puccini); The Doll Song (Offenbach); Un Bel Di (Puccini); Non Piu Andrai (Mozart); Caro Nome (Verdi); and Ride of the Valkyries (Wagner).
I purchased this, but never used it. =)