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Opera for Educators

September 2, 2023 - May 11, 2024


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.

2023/24 Season:
September 2 - Don Giovanni by Mozart
October 7 - The Barber of Seville by Rossini
November 4 - El último sueño de Frida y Diego by Gabriela Lena Frank
February 3 - Highway 1, USA/The Dwarf by William Grant Still/Alexander Zemlinsky
March 16 - La Traviata by Verdi
April 13 - Opera in the Classroom
May 11 - Turandot by Puccini

$20 per session

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

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


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