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Opera Prep

Bring Your Students to the Opera and Make Career Connections
OPERA PREPOpera Prep combines the opportunity to see one of LA Opera's productions and experience a behind-the-scenes encounter with one of the many careers that bring the productions to the stage, for free. Teachers may choose to apply to bring their students to a final dress rehearsal (or performance) for one of LA Opera's mainstage, world-class operas. LA Opera will assist teachers in preparing their students and chaperones through an in-service seminar. Teachers will receive an educators' guide, a CD and/or DVD of the opera, cross-curriculum activities and a visit by a member of LA Opera's Community Educators program.


Opera Prep 18/19 Season 

18/19 Season Application: CLICK HERE



El Gato Montes: The Wildcat by Manuel Penella
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
Opera Pre-Talk at 6:00pm
Teacher In-Service: Saturday April 13, 2019 from 9:00am-11:30am

Approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:00pm
Opera Pre-Talk at 12:30pm
Teacher In-Service: Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00am-11:30am

Approx. 2 hours and 55 minutes

18/19 Season Application: CLICK HERE

Program Guide: CLICK HERE to download PDF describing the program requirements and how to apply.

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

Accepted teachers will be required to attend a mandatory in-service. Teachers can apply to bring a maximum of 50 students and chaperones by submitting one original lesson plan and one chaperone guide based on information provided by LA Opera.

Cast to Class

Attending an Opera Prep event? Invite a member of the cast to join you in the classroom and speak to your students! Teachers who complete all the protocols for the Opera Prep program, including in-service attendance, a submitted accompanying lesson plan, and student participation in the pre and post surveys are eligible for our Cast to Class program. Availability is limited. Call 213.972.3157 for more information. 
Leadership support for Opera Prep from the
Max H. Gluck Foundation
Additional support from
Wells Fargo
The Blue Ribbon
Music Performance Trust Fund