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Opera is the greatest stories told with the greatest music, and we have a seat waiting for you. Students, come join us for an experience you will never forget and can't find anywhere else. There is something for everyone, from Opera Camp for ages 9-17 to LA Opera 90012 for High School Students to Operawise and Opera U for College Students. Opera Club is available to students of all ages.

For information about how your teacher can bring opera to your class, or your class to the opera, please CLICK HERE.

We are your opera company, and whether you are a fan of opera or brand new to the art form, we invite you to come and lose yourself in LA Opera.

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Opera Camp

Every summer, LA Opera offers an in-depth, two week Opera Camp for ages 9-17 that culminates in the public performance by the participants of an opera exploring issues of social justice and civil rights. This unique and intensive experience challenges and guides each student in developing their technical skill and artistry. The program connects the past to today, challenging the students to explore each story's historical significance and modern relevance as part of their own artistic preparation for the performance.

For Opera Camp 2015, LA Opera presented Then I Stood Up: A Civil Rights Cycle in three free performances on August 8 at noon and 2:30pm and August 9 at 2:30pm. Performances took place at the historic Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. 

Auditions for Opera Camp 2016 will take place in Spring of 2016. 

For a look at our 2015 production of Then I Stood Up: A Civil Rights Cycle, CLICK HERE.

For more information and to receive updates about future Opera Camps as well as all our programs, please join our Education and Community Engagement email list by CLICKING HERE.

Generous support for Opera Camp is provided by the Opera League of Los Angeles.

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LA Opera 90012: Mini Subscription

Experience the magic of a magnificent art form with one of the world's greatest opera companies.

Students in grades 7 - 12 are invited to enter a competition for the chance to win a mini subscription, for themselves and a chaperone, to see four operas ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Norma - by Vincenzo Bellini
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:30pm

The Magic Flute - by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30pm

Madame Butterfly - Giacomo Puccini
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7:30pm

La Bohème - Giacomo Puccini
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30pm
(Final pre-opera event at 5:45pm)

All performances include an optional pre-opera talk beginning at 6:30pm.

Program Requirements:
Accepted applicants will be middle school (7th/8th) or high school students who have not participated in LA Opera 90012 in the past. Participants must be able to attend an orientation, with their chaperone on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Applicants must also be able to attend all four operas!

Deadline: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, or until the program is full. Finalists will be notified via e-mail by before October 27, 2014. A limited number of students will be selected. Tickets are limited and non-transferable for use only by the selected students. 

Application:  Click HERE to apply. You may also download an application HERE. To contact us via email click HERE, or call 213.972.3157.

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College and university faculty can give their students a free, inside look at how opera productions are put together. This is a great opportunity for students who are studying opera, theater/performing arts, and/or music. Rehearsal viewings can be further enhanced with a visit from LA Opera's Community Educators. There are also possibilities of meeting with LA Opera staff members during the visit.


Gianni Schicchi / Pagliacci - September 2015
Moby Dick - October 2015
Norma - November 2015
The Magic Flute - February 2016
Madame Butterfly - March 2016
La Bohème - May 2016

*Schedules vary depending on mainstage rehearsals.

Fee: Free of charge.

Deadline: Bookings are ongoing and based on availability.

For more information and availability, please CLICK HERE to contact us via email or call 213.972.3157.

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Opera U

LA Opera invites full-time high school and college students to join Opera U online and receive reserved Student Rush Ticket offers by email. Faculty can also sign-up for the opportunity to bring groups of 15 or more students to selected performances at the Student Rush Ticket price. Enroll today and you're on your way to experiencing some of the world's most exciting productions!

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If you are a full-time high school or college student looking to learn and enjoy the amazing world of opera right here in Los Angeles, then Opera U is right for you! Register to receive exclusive email announcements for ticket offers and special events. Join today to begin your operatic experience!

Think You Know Nothing About Opera?
Did you know that some of the hottest Hollywood directors use opera music in their films to convey all extremes of emotion? Soundtracks for such familiar movies as The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Fifth Element, Rango, and Up all include great musical moments from opera. We invite you to experience the thrill of opera with us. Opera is passionate, spectacular and sensuous!


Give your students the gift of opera and receive a discounted ticket for yourself! Select tickets for $25 are available for faculty members who organize groups of 15 or more students to attend an Opera U performance.

Opera U is an easy and completely electronic way for full-time students to purchase discount tickets and receive invitations to LA Opera events. Our mission is to enable your students to see the greatest opera in the world by offering them attractive discounts.
Encourage your students to register for Opera U today!

Have a trained expert in Opera speak to your students for FREE!
Our Community Educators can introduce your students to the extraordinary world of opera. This team of trained experts can speak on any opera performed during our season or customize a talk to suit your needs. CLICK HERE to contact us by email or call (213) 972-8016.


Opera U is available to College and University students who register through our online registration. All students must log in using their user name, password, and the Opera U promotion code they receive via email to purchase tickets.

Each student must present a valid student I.D. when retrieving his/her ticket from Will Call the night of the performance. If a valid student ID is not presented or the name on the ID does not match the name on the account which purchased the tickets, the Box Office has the right to refuse entrance to the performance and refund your money.

Tickets are NOT transferable to another party.
Opera U tickets are sold at the discretion of the Box Office, who determines the performances, locations and number of tickets offered.

Faculty members are allowed one ticket at the Opera U price ONLY when they organize a group of 15 or more full-time students for the same performance.

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Opera Club

Students of all ages are encouraged to start an Opera Club at your Elementary School or High School and explore opera with your teachers and classmates. An ideal activity during or after school, an Opera Club enhances any arts curriculum by giving students the opportunity to expand their study and appreciation of opera. Opera Clubs can enjoy visits from one of our Community Educators at club meetings for a variety of fun and educational activities. Opera Club participants are eligible for special benefits, including complimentary dress rehearsal and/or performance tickets when available.

Program Details:

  • The teacher/advisor must develop a plan of activities and act as the coordinator.
  • Fee: This program is free of charge
  • Application: Contact us for application information. All applicants are required to attend a special meeting to be announced. A limited number of schools can participate in this program.
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