Continuing on with their Opera HD unit Mrs. Johnson Spent today studying how Opera has infiltrated Popular culture. First they listened closely to the top 10 Opera songs. Listening closely for any familiarity to the tunes. After listening to a snippet of the top 10 Opera songs the class discussed the places we hear these opera songs. Some students said commercials, some said movies, and some said television. One thing was for sure we all recognized at least one of the songs on the list.
Once the class was finished brainstorming places we hear Opera we watched a very popular example. In the Disney Pixar Movie UP features the number "Habanera," from "Carmen". How astounding to recognize that Opera is already engrained in our every day culture. Learning it should be easy!