Activities for primary schools 2020-03-15T10:59:51+01:00

Activities for primary schools

The princess with the heart of ice

Activities for primary schools. Especially recommended for Classes I and II

Princess Turandot welcomes visitors on the staircase leading to the museum’s rooms.

Activities for primary schools turandot

Through the fairy tale set to music by Giacomo Puccini, staged several times by Franco Zeffirelli, children will be brought into contact with the magic of opera and the mysteries of theatrical staging.

The activity for primary schools develops in two different moments.

The first takes place through the rooms of the Museum, where the pupils will be taken on an interactive guided tour, with particular attention given to the room dedicated to the different productions of Puccini’s opera created by Franco Zeffirelli. Here the story of the Chinese princess will be told, and its exotic setting will be illustrated through the explanation of the set designs, some stage costumes, and a three-dimensional model of the stage.

Subsequently, in a classroom located on the ground floor, children will be offered some excerpts from the opera and will be invited to produce their own vision through their drawings, reflecting on the characters  and the locations where the action takes place. Some of the works will then be exhibited in the Museum’s premises.

The visit without the workshop, which lasts about 45 minutes, costs 5 euros per student. The visit + the workshop, lasting about 2 hours, costs 7 euros per student. Teachers are entitled to free admission.

For information and reservations: e-mail address: education@fondazionefrancozeffirelli.com, tel. 055 281038

Laugh, clown!

Activity for primary schools. Especially recommended for classes III, IV and V

The activity for primary schools have the following objectives:

– to put children in touch with the magic of opera and theatrical staging.

– to understand how behind the staging of a play there is a work that combines creativity and study.

– to stimulate the curiosity and the ability to observe, sharing the children’s ideas in groups.

– stimulate creativity, inviting children to develop their own vision of the work.

– discover how opera theatre connects different disciplines such as fine arts, literature and music.

Thanks to the small company of traveling actors, whose story has been staged several times by Franco Zeffirelli, the children will be put in touch with the magic of opera and the mysteries of theatrical staging.

Activities for primary schools

The activity develops in two different moments.

The first takes place through the rooms of the Museum, where the pupils will be taken on an interactive guided tour, with particular attention given to the room dedicated to the different productions of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera created by Franco Zeffirelli.

Here the story of Canio / Pagliaccio and Nedda / Colombina will be told, through the explanation of the different set designs, the colorful sketches for the stage costumes and a three-dimensional model of the stage.

Subsequently, in a classroom located on the ground floor, children will be offered some excerpts from the opera and will be invited to produce their own vision through their drawings, reflecting on the characters and the locations where the action takes place. Some of the works will then be exhibited in the Museum’s premises.

The visit without the workshop, which lasts about 45 minutes, costs 5 euros per student. The visit + the workshop, lasting about 2 hours, costs 7 euros per student. Teachers are entitled to free admission.

For information and reservations: education@fondazionefrancozeffirelli.com, tel. 055 281038

The activity for primary scholls have the following objectives:

– to put students in touch with the magic of opera and theatralical staging.

– to understand how behind the staging of a play there is a work that combines creativity and study.

– to stimulate the curiosity and the ability to observe, sharing the students’ideas in groups.

– to stimulate creativity, inviting students to develop their own vision of the work.

– to discover how opera theatre relates different disciplines such as fine arts, literature and music.

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