Our live and interactive digital production of Lesson Plan, adapted and expanded from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Der Schulmeister by NYC-based composer and librettist Rachel J. Peters, is inspired by a certain popular celebrity-expert-led online course series and is tailored for the operatically curious.
Alice Tommasso (Stephanie Blythe), an internationally renowned contralto is expecting to teach a virtual singing masterclass for a prestigious music conservatory. Her assistant erroneously booked her to teach for a small town community college. Robinetta (Laquita Mitchell), the school's administrator, tries valiantly to facilitate the class despite the confusion. Alice imparts her own philosophy of achieving superior artistry to the virtual classroom (made up of you, the audience!) participating remotely and interactively in real time with you.