Whether you know a little or a lot about opera, there’s always more to learn.

Join us for a 50-minute, interactive presentation by our volunteer Community Educators at your local library.

Scroll down for information about how to become a Community Educator.

Monday, August 5 at 4:00pm
Vernon Branch Library 
Topic: In Love with Mozart   

Saturday,August 10 at 2:00pm
El Dorado Neighborhood Library
Topic: The Operas Best Loved
Supporting Characters

Wednesday, August 14th at 4:00pm
Cahuenga Branch Library
Topic: Specialty

Sunday, August 25 at 2:00pm
Crowell Library 
Topic: La Bohème

Community Educators talks
Curious about opera? We can help you become an expert.

Our volunteer Community Educators are ready to bring you into the historical and cultural worlds of opera, entirely free of charge. From tips to help you enjoy your first opera, to an in-depth analysis for the life-long opera fan, we’ll make sure you and your group find what you’re looking for. Your own, personal opera expert is waiting. Reach out and schedule a talk today; click here or call 213.972.3157.

Generous support for Opera Talks from the 
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs

join our team of community educators this summer.

Our Community Educator Summer Training Program gives you the tools to transform your passion for opera into interactive presentations that inspire, delight and inform audiences of all ages. This free program is open to anyone who is committed to volunteering throughout the Los Angeles community: in schools, libraries and other venues. Let's see what we can create, together. Learn how to apply below.

Can you picture it? Introducing The Magic Flute to kids for the very first time. Speaking to a college class about Verdi’s political drama. Demystify the masterpieces and welcome in a new generation of opera lovers as a volunteer Community Educator.

Selected applicants will learn how to speak about opera, develop public speaking techniques, and create their own presentations about their favorite parts of this extraordinary art form. Go behind the scenes, make some friends, and share the magic of opera through interactive presentations for people of all ages and backgrounds from all over Southern California. 

The program begins August 14, 2019 here at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Class Dates:
August 14, 17, 19, 21, 26, 28
September 4, 17, 26

Applications are due Monday, June 24, 2019.

For more information and an application please email us at CommunityEducators@laopera.org or call 213.972.3157.