World's Very Best Opera for Kids English CD
Each audio is a unique combination of music, history and dramatic story-telling, designed to both introduce children to the composers and their music. Each story includes at least one child interacting with the composer, helping the younger set to identify with a character and get a better feel for the historical time period. Trials and triumphs of the great composers are experienced. Stories are based on historical fact. Unlike the Music Masters series, which uses a narrator between musical excerpts to tell you about the composer's life, these tapes use actors and dramatization to bring the story alive. Each composer's music is featured throughout the tape, giving children a taste of their best-loved pieces. All have won Parents' choice awards and other musical awards.
Teacher Notes include additional background information, discussion topics, activity ideas and suggestions for exploring the music.
What more could you ask for? Operas in English! Sing along with these best-loved melodies and allow yourself to really experience the music. Even your 4 year old will be able to understand this opera and have fun singing along! This CD features 14 best-loved arias performed by the world's finest opera stars and rising stars featuring work from the most popular and important operas across a wide range of genres, eras, and composers. Featuring world class talent like Michael Shade (La donna `e mobile from Verdi's 'Rigoletto'); Tracy Dahl (The Doll Song from Offenbach's 'Tales of Hoffman'); Allan Monk; Daniel Taylor; Suzie LeBlanc; and many more! This CD has earned the Parent's Choice Award and many rave reviews. ~ Phyllis