Experience world-class opera performances and explore careers in opera and beyond. Hear from the artists and behind-the-scenes professionals about their experience working in the arts. 

Things to know:

  • Tickets are free.  We invite all parents, guardians, and teachers to apply to the program while students are learning from home.
  • Students can watch the can watch the online operas together as a class, or they can be assigned act by act.
  • Teachers must schedule an overview call with LAO Connects staff. 
  • This is an amazing way to incorporate arts material into your lesson plans for (nearly) any subject. 

2020/21 Dates and Operas

  • The Girl of the Golden West by Giacomo Puccini (online PBS/Metropolitan Opera performance)
      Asynchronous Viewing of Opera and LA Opera Pre-Talk 
      Pre-Talk Date and Time: Monday, October 5th at 6:30pm LIVE; afterward available as a recording
  • The Anonymous Lover by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (online LA Opera performance)
      Saturday, November 14 at 5pm 
      Pre-Talk Date and Time: Thursday, October 29th at 4:00pm LIVE, afterward available as a recording
  • Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounoud (online PBS/Metropolitan Opera performance)
      Asynchronous Viewing of Opera and LA Opera Pre-Talk
      Pre-Talk Date and Time: Wednesday, November 18th, at 4:00pm LIVE, afterward available as a recording
  • Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten (online performance)
    Asynchronous Viewing of Opera and LA Opera Pre-Talk

    Pre-Talk Date and Time: Thursday, May 13 at 4:00pm LIVE, afterward available as a recording

Application

Program guide
Click here to download a PDF describing the program requirements and how to apply. 

Deadlines
Applications are accepted until the program is full (applications must be approved by LA Opera). To find out if applications are still being accepted, please email us at Connects@LAOpera.org or call 213.972.3157. 

Leadership support for Opera Prep from the
Max H. Gluck Foundation

Additional support from
Wells Fargo
The Blue Ribbon
The Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Fund