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 with an in-person in-service if they prefer.
  • 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.

2023/24 Dates and Operas

Don Giovanni 
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 7:30PM

The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 7:30PM

El último sueño de Frida y Diego by Gabriela Lena Frank
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 11:00AM

Highway 1, USA by William Grant Still and The Dwarf by Alexander Zemlinsky
Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:30PM

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 2:00PM

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Wednesday, May 15, 2023 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 Opera Prep from
The Max H. Gluck Foundation

Additional support from
The Blue Ribbon