Opera is improving test scores for city school children, study says

NEW YORK –– At quick glance and they look like any third grade performance, but a closer listen reveals more.

"She’d rather her underpants outside of her clothes anything but these sponge bob square pants shoes."

You’re hearing a libretto, the lyrics of an opera, a beginner’s version.

The students’ version is conceived of and composed by, eight and nine-year-old students, working with their teacher at P.S. 10, along with Anna Jacobs, a Metropolitan Opera guild teaching artist.


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