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 onstage as well as behind-the-scenes production members, sharing stories about their careers in the arts. Afterwards, it’s on to the theater for a full-scale, nearly 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 required in-service (psst..we make it super fun).
  • Teachers can bring up to 50 students and chaperones.
  • This is an amazing way to incorporate arts material into your lesson plans for (nearly) any subject.

LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00pm
Opera Prep Pre-Talk at 12:30pm
Teacher In-Service: September 7, 9:00am-11:30am

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:30pm
Opera Prep Pre-Talk at 6pm
Teacher In-Service: September 23, 4-6pm

THE MAGIC FLUTE by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00am
Opera Prep Pre-Talk at 9:30am
Teacher In-Service: October 26, 9:00am-11:30am

EURYDICE by Matthew Aucoin
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:30pm
Opera Prep Pre-Talk at 6:00pm
Teacher In-Service: January 25, 9:00am-11:30am

ROBERTO DEVEREUX by Gaetano Donizetti
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
Opera Prep Pre-Talk at 6:00pm
Teacher In-Service: February 8, 9:00am-11:30am

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:30pm
Opera Prep Pre-Talk at 6:00pm
Teacher In-Service: April 25, 9:00am-11:30am

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:30pm
Opera Prep Pre-talk at 6:00pm
Teacher In-Service: May 30, 9:00am-11:30am

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

apply here

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. 

Leadership support for Opera Prep from the
Max H. Gluck Foundation

Additional support from
Wells Fargo
The Blue Ribbon
The Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Fund