ERIC Number: ED442160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
"Angels Voices": Libretto by Gary Race. Cue Sheet for Students.
Molloy, Dawn Eddy
This performance guide is designed for teachers to use with students before and after a performance of "Angels Voices," with libretto by Gary Race and music by Noa Ain. The guide, called a "Cuesheet," is in the form of a Director's Notebook (a scrapbook/journal of clippings, quotations, illustrations, notes, and other items) to show how a director finds and develops ideas that come alive on stage. The opera seeks to lead audience members on a journey from the noisy modern world to a quiet place, showing the audience that the voices of people who have gone before them and the legends of long ago are always with them, but they must make time to listen. The Cuesheet contains seven activity sheets for use in class, addressing: (1) Developing the Story (describing the collaborative art form of opera, what a libretto is, outlining the opera's story and characters, outlining death myths from South America, Africa, Asia, and Native North America, and listing resources (both books and recordings) for further exploration); (2) Design Problems To Solve (outlining design problems in costume, set, and music design that needed solving); (3) Costume Sketches (looking at solving costume design problems and how costumes reflect season, social status, time in history, and country of origin); (4) Working with the Cast (offering notes on choosing a cast, and rehearsal notes on working with these singers/actors); and (5) Audience Notes (the audience's role and the art form of opera). (SR)
Descriptors: Audiences, Cultural Activities, Death, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Opera, Production Techniques
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.