Experience an orchestra tech rehearsal for free.

For every opera, the orchestra technical rehearsal (or "orchestra tech") is the magical moment when all the elements come together for the very first time. The singers take the stage in full costume, the orchestra is in the pit ready to play and the technicians are primed backstage. The opera is ready to begin, and you can be a part of the magic. This FREE experience is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines — after all, opera is more than just music!


  • Admission is free.
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines.
  • Students may only attend as part of a professor-led group.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Season Schedule

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Monday, September 12, 2022

Omar by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Pelléas and Mélisande by Claude Debussy
Monday, March 20, 2023

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Monday May 8, 2023