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Opera for Educators

August 10, 2024 - May 10, 2025

 We have experts in music, history, languages and—of course—opera, ready to work with you to integrate opera into your classrooms. Listening to gorgeous music and discussing the latest in arts scholarship with experts in the field…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 on Zoom.

2024/25 Season:
August 10 - Opera Overview
August 31 - Madame Butterfly by Puccini
October 5 - Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod
February 15 - Così fan tutte by Mozart
March 22 - Opera in the Classroom
April 5 - Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov
May 10 - Rigoletto by Verdi

Opera for Educators fees:
$20 per session or, purchase all seven sessions by August 9 for $119
To purchase the seven session package, please call the box office at 213.972.8001.

If you registered and need assistance on the day of, please email our team at

To view past virtual Opera for Educators presentations, visit our 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

LA Opera Connects is generously supported by
Emanuel Treitel Trust
The Green Foundation
The Music Man Foundation


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