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Opera for Educators

August 27, 2022 - May 6, 2023


We have experts in music, history, languages and—of course—opera, ready to work with you to integrate opera into your classrooms. Listening to gorgeous music and discussing the latest in arts scholarship with experts in the field…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 Saturday sessions from 9am to 3pm.
  • Classes do not include admission to mainstage opera productions.
  • Classes will be held in-person at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and will also be available on Zoom.

$20 per session

2022/23 Season:
August 27 - Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
October 8 - Omar by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels (Online Only)
October 29 - Tosca by Puccini
January 21 - The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart
February 11 - Opera in the Classroom
March 4 - Pelléas and Mélisande by Debussy
May 6 - Otello by Verdi

If you registered and need assistance on the day of, please email Andréa Fuentes at

To view recent virtual Opera for Educators presentation, visit our new LA Opera Connects YouTube channel.

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

Opera for educators - 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)  
Pelléas & Melisánde by Claude Debussy (April 2020)  
The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (May 2020)  
Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi (Sept. 2021)  
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner (Oct. 2021)  
The Anonymous Lover by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (Nov. 2020)  
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Jan. 2021)  


Generous support for this program from Susan Zolla, in memory of Edward M. Zolla
Special support for teacher parking from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Kathryn Barger

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