This is it, the final dress rehearsal before opening night.

And you and your students are invited because we just can’t wait to share the show with you. Join us before the performance to meet the artists you’re about to see on stageand the behind-the-scenes production memberssharing stories about their careers in the arts. Afterwards, it’s on to the theater for a full-scale, opening night ready performance. The show is about to begin, and we’ve saved a spot just for you.

Things to know:

  • Tickets are free.
  • Teachers must attend a required in-service (psst ... we make it super fun and accessible via Zoom). Teachers have the option of attending the corresponding Opera for Educators session to provide more context for learning and teaching the opera.
  • Teachers can bring up to 50 students and chaperones.
  • All Opera Prep programs are subject to change.
  • This is an amazing way to incorporate arts material into your lesson plans for (nearly) any subject.

2024/25 Dates and Operas

Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at 7:30PM

Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod
Thursday, October 31, 2024 at 11:00AM

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Thursday, March 6, 2025 at 2:00PM

Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov
Thursday, April 24, 2025, at 7:30PM

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Wednesday, May 28, 2025 at 7:30PM


Program Guide 
Click here to download a PDF describing the program requirements and how to apply. 

Applications are accepted until the program is full (applications must be approved by LA Opera). To find out if applications are still being accepted, please email us at or call 213.972.3157. 

Looking for online resources to explore careers in opera? 

Click the button below for conversations with people working in the field as well as films and audio recordings of operas.
Opera Prep Online

Leadership support for this program from the
Max H. Gluck Foundation

Additional support from
The Blue Ribbon

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