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Opera for Educators


Opera for Educators

Teachers who complete the Opera for Educators series are eligible for LAUSD Salary Point Credit. Professional, post-baccalaureate unit credit is offered through UCLA Extension.

LA Opera's award-winning Opera for Educators series explores opera from an interdisciplinary point of view. Gain insight about opera and the historical context in which it was created. Discuss opera as history and art, as well as language and social commentary. Learn all about the stars and artists of the opera world, as well as the production and business of opera. Enjoy recitals and rehearsals, and receive special opera news updates.  

Program Details

Dates: All sessions take place on Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Satyagraha by Philip Glass

Saturday, November 3, 2018 
Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

Saturday, February 16, 2019
The Clemency of Titus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Opera in the Classroom and Arts-Integration

Saturday, April 13, 2019
El Gato Montés: The Wildcat by Manuel Panella

Saturday, May 18, 2019 
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Enrollment in programs does not include admission to mainstage opera productions. 

$20 per session
$120 for the 7-class series

LAUSD Salary Points:

There are two formats for earning one salary point: 15 hours of class time with 30 hours of homework/preparation, and 30 hours of class time with no homework/preparation.

For LA Opera Professional Development, 3 classes and 30 hours of homework = 1 salary point. 2 salary points are possible with this formula if you combine 6 classes from Opera for Educators, and complete 60 hours of homework

6 classes and NO homework = 1 salary point. 

Please see our Salary Point Guidelines as well as Homework Menu and Rubrics to view homework assignments which can be combined to achieve total homework hours.

Online registration will be open until classes are filled.

Questions? Call us at 213.972.3157 or email educom@LAOpera.org.



  • Saturday September 08, 2018 09:00 AM
  • Saturday October 13, 2018 09:00 AM
  • Saturday November 03, 2018 09:00 AM
  • Saturday February 16, 2019 09:00 AM
  • Saturday March 16, 2019 09:00 AM
  • Saturday April 13, 2019 09:00 AM
  • Saturday May 18, 2019 09:00 AM Buy Tickets