Program Requirements

Accepted participants will be middle school (7th/8th) or high school students. Priority will be given to students who have not participated in LA Opera 90012 in the past. Participants and their chaperone must be able to attend an orientation on Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Applicants must also be able to attend all four operas: 

  • The Light in the Piazza (Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:30pm)
  • The Magic Flute (Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30pm)
  • Roberto Devereux (Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm)
  • Pelléas et Mélisande (Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:30pm)

Accepted Ambassadors will be high school students (entering 10th grade of higher in the fall) who have already participated in LA Opera 90012 for at least one season. Ambassadors must submit an separate essay at the end of this application. If accepted, Ambassadors who meet or exceed their volunteer hour requirement for the 2019/20 season will be eligible to receive tickets to The Marriage of Figaro on June 2, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Applications are due by September 7, 2019, and notifications will be sent by September 14, 2019.

Children's privacy notice

By continuing and filling out this form, I am acknowledging that I am either:

a) Age 13 or older 
or 
b) Under age 13 and filling out this form with the permission and supervision of a parent or guardian 

LA Opera is collecting personal information in this form solely for the use of an individual's application to the LA Opera 90012 program. The information submitted through this form will not be used for any other purpose, nor will it be shared, sold, or otherwise disclosed to any other entity. 

I have read and acknowledge the above information.

Personal Information

This information should describe the student applicant.
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Participant Essay

Please complete the following statement. Essays should be between one and two paragraphs. Paragraphs can be any format, but should be 5+ sentences per paragraph and explain why you want to participate in this program. Please double check spelling.
What do you think you will learn? What part of it interests you? If you need grammar and/ or spelling help, send us an email at afuentes@laopera.org.

Ambassador Application

Ambassador Agreement
I understand that a minimum of 10 volunteer service hours will be required to maintain my Ambassador status. I also understand that I am a student leader of LA Opera and will act accordingly at LA Opera events, or my Ambassador status may be jeopardized.

Ambassador Essay

Please write an essay addressing the following prompt. Your essay should be between two and four paragraphs.

By submitting this application, I understand the following:

-I acknowledge that I am either 13 years or older OR under the age of 13 and filing out this form with the permission and supervision of a parent or guardian
-The essay that I have submitted is my work and has not been plagiarized
-As a returning Ambassador, I understand that I will make the MINIMUM of 10 volunteer service hours to maintain my Ambassador status
-I understand that I am a student leader of LA Opera and will act accordingly at LA Opera events, or my Ambassador status may be jeopardized
I understand and acknowledge the above