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Opera for Educators

September 11, 2021 - May 7, 2022

We have experts in music, history, languages and—of course—opera, ready to work with you to integrate opera into your classrooms.  Gorgeous music and experts discussing the latest in arts scholarship…sounds like a perfect Saturday to us. 

Things to know:

  • LAUSD salary points and UCLA extension credit are available. (Learn more about Salary Points and view our Homework Menu.) 
  • Seven Saturday sessions from 9am to 3pm.
  • Classes do not include admission to mainstage opera productions.
  • Classes will be held in-person at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (with the exception of The Operas of VerdiThe Operas of Wagner, and Cinderella), and will also be available on Zoom.

$20 per session 

2021/22 Season:
September 11 - The Operas of Verdi (Online Only)
October 9 - The Operas of Wagner (Online Only)
November 6 - Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Rossini (Online Only)
January 29 - Expanding the Canon: Spanish-Language Opera
February 26 - St. Matthew Passion by Bach and Oratorio
April 2 - Opera in the Classroom
May 7 - Aida by Verdi

Individual 2021/22 sessions can be purchased below.

If you registered and need assistance on the day of, please email Andréa Fuentes at

To view recent virtual Opera for Educators presentation, visit our new LA Opera Connects YouTube channel.

Can't make a class? Browse through our lesson plans here.

Opera for educators - Educator guides

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (Sept. 2019)  
Eurydice by Matthew Aucoin (Jan. 2020)  
The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Oct. 2019)  
Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti (Feb. 2020)  
Pelléas & Melisánde by Claude Debussy (April 2020)  
The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (May 2020)  
Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi (Sept. 2021)  
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner (Oct. 2021)  
The Anonymous Lover by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (Nov. 2020)  
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Jan. 2021)  


Generous support for this program from Susan Zolla, in memory of Edward M. Zolla
Special support for teacher parking from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Kathryn Barger

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