Secondary students break the mold of traditional school productions as they turn their auditorium into a world-class opera house.

Arts and education meet at our In-School Opera Workshops. Ten weeks spent with LA Opera artists fly by as students sharpen their performance skills and perform a full-scale opera (and master some Common Core and VAPA standards, too). This fall, students will perform Orpheusthe gripping Greek tale of love, devotion, and selfishness, retold in the modern age of rock stars. Founded in a great work of literature (Metamorphoses by Ovid), this is a superb way to integrate the arts into the overall curriculum and an example of how easily the classics can be applied to daily life.

Things to know:

  • Students perform on stage with professional opera singers, dancers, sets, lighting and stage crew from LA Opera.
  • Covers Common Core Standards and VAPA standards.
  • Workshops are once a week for 10 weeks (August 21–October 27), for one class period (between 9am and 3pm). Performances will occur on one weekday, between November 6–17, 2023.
  • Extensive teaching materials and lesson plans are provided to connect the program to literature, social science, history, world cultures and language skills.
  • Teachers must attend a required orientation via Zoom on Tuesday, August 15 at 5:00pm.
  • Enrollment is open for up to 10 schools within a 30-mile radius of the Music Center.
  • Maximum of 50 students per school.
  • The in-person school participation fee is $1,500.

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Generous Support for Secondary In-School Opera from 
The Music Man Foundation 
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation