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.

2021/22 Dates and Operas
Please note that the first four dress rehearsals have been canceled until further notice, but we encourage you still to apply and watch the online pre-talks. We will get back to you about ways for you to watch the first four performances. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Online Opera Pre-Talk Date and Time TBD

Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
Online Opera Pre-Talk Date and Time TBD

Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Gioachino Rossini
Online Opera Pre-Talk Date and Time TBD

St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach
Online Opera Pre-Talk Date and Time TBD

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11am
Opera Pre-Talk at 9:30am
Teacher In-Service via Zoom: Tuesday, May 10, at 4pm
Approx. 3 hours

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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
Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Fund