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There are several opportunities for university and college students to join LA Opera for an experience you will never forget and can't find anywhere else.

See what it takes to put an opera production together by attending an orchestra tech rehearsal with Operawise. See a live mainstage performance with your peers at our special Opera U ticket price. Let us be the entertainment at your next campus special event, with a recital or master class. Get valuable and practical experience as part of our administrative team with an internship.

Opera combines the greatest stories told with the greatest music, and we have a seat waiting for you!

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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.

La Traviata - September 2014
Dido and Aeneas/ Bluebeard's Castle - October 2014
Florencia en el Amazonas - November 2014
The Ghosts of Versailles - February 2015
The Barber of Seville - February 2015
The Marriage of Figaro - March 2015

*Schedules vary depending on main stage 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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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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In conjunction with our student opportunities, LA Opera can bring special events to campuses, including opera recitals and master classes with LA Opera artists. Our programs can be further enriched by a variety of support materials and visits from our volunteer Community Educators.

A school must be willing to partner with LA Opera to facilitate on-campus activities. College partnership fees and program specifics will be determined individually. For more information and availability, please CLICK HERE to contact us via email or call 213.972.3157.

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Are you interested in a career in the arts or business management or arts education? From Education and Community Engagement to Public Relations and Marketing, there are many ways to become involved with LA Opera. Join the administration of one of the city's most exciting cultural institutions.

Internships are unpaid and students must receive college credit to participate. To see current internship offerings, please visit our Job Opportunities page by clicking HERE.

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College Advisory Committee

LA Opera is excited to announce the return of its successful College Advisory Committee.

The College Advisory Committee is all about communication – if you enjoy marketing, community engagement, public relations, arts education, music, and/or theater then this is definitely a committee to join. The Committee works closely with LA Opera staff helping shape the Company’s future college programming while acting as ambassadors for opera on their campuses. Committee members will have access to exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, as well as other opportunities for professional development.

CAC 2014The 2013/2014 College Advisory Committee.

The College Advisory Committee will meet four times throughout the course of the 2014/2015 Season:

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:30pm
    Dorothy Chandler Pavillion
    *attendance for the first meeting is mandatory
  • January 2015 (TBD)
  • March 2015 (TBD)
  • May 2015 (TBD)

If you are interested in applying for the 2014/2015 season, please click below to submit your application. The application deadline is Monday, September 29, 2014.


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