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Opera for Educators

September 7 2019 – May 30, 2020

We are eager to do all that is necessary to ensure the safety of our fellow community members, staff, artists, educators, and students.

We are honored to share with you these selected talks from the March 21, 2020 session on "Opera in the Classroom".

Music and Early Child Development: Research Into Practice 
(Connections, Relationships, Applications) 
watch VIDEO 

Beatriz Ilari
Associate Professor 
Music Teaching and Learning, USC 

 The Math of Music  
(Creative Expression) 

Nandani Sinha 
LA Opera Teaching Artist

We have experts in music, history, languages and—of course—opera, ready to work with you to integrate opera into your classrooms.  Gorgeous music and experts discussing the latest in arts scholarship…sounds like a perfect Saturday to us. 

Things to know:

  • LAUSD salary points and UCLA extension credit are available. (Learn more about Salary Points and view our Homework Menu.) 
  • Seven sessions—including an arts integration day
  • Sessions are Saturdays from 9am to 3pm, through a remote platform until further notice.
  • Classes do not include admission to mainstage opera productions.

$20 per session

2019/20 Season - Remaining Sessions:

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy

Saturday, May 30, 2020
The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Can't make a class? Browse through our lesson plans here.

Opera for educators 2019/2020 - Educator guides

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (Sept. 2019)  
Eurydice by Matthew Aucoin (Jan. 2020)  
The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Oct. 2019)  
Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti (Feb. 2020)  

Generous support for LA Opera professional development programs from
Susan Zolla, in memory of Edward M. Zolla

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