A new NCEA study guide for Verdi’s ‘La traviata’ is available now. I wrote the guide for Prima Volta Charitable Trust of Napier, have you heard of Prima Volta? look at this!
I’ve recently completed an NCEA study guide for Bizet’s “Carmen”. The project was commissioned by Prima Volta, a charitable trust based in Hawke’s Bay, with the aim of helping local teachers make opera accessible for their students.
If you are a teacher looking for a music work to study in 2017, then “Carmen” is a great option, as you have the choice of attending a live performance in Napier, during the Festival Opera season in February 2017, or in Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch as part of the NZ Opera season in June/July 2017. http://www.nzopera.com/2017-operas/
If you are a busy music teacher looking for an inspiring and really interesting work to study with your class this year, here it is.
Sleep by London-based American composer, Eric Whitacre, is stunning and your students will love it!
Here is a brief intro to the composer. Sleep is featured at 2:45