Experience an orchestra tech rehearsal for free.

College students and professors: experience an orchestra technical 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 involves 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.



Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini
Monday, October 16, 2023

El último sueño de Frida y Diego by Gabriela Lena Frank
Monday, November 13, 2023

Highway 1, USA / The Dwarf by William Grant Still / Alexander Zemlinsky
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Monday May 13, 2024

LA Opera Connects is generously supported by
Emanuel Treitel Trust
The Green Foundation
The Music Man Foundation