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Opera at Your School

Find your voice! Arizona Opera's Department of Education is committed to exposing audiences--of all ages--to the world of opera, connecting the artform to their lives and the world around them.

Opera-Tunity school tours

Contact education@azopera.org with any questions or to schedule a performance at your school.

TUCSON TOUR *SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR NOW!*: September 25th – December 15th, 2017
PHOENIX TOUR: February – May 11th, 2018


Hansel and Gretel are lost in the forest when they discover a magical, gingerbread house. But when the Witch inside reveals her true intentions, Hansel and Gretel must work together to find a way out—to find a way back home. Filled with wonderful melodies and timeless life-lessons, this 35-minute adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck’s masterful opera Hansel and Gretel is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Additionally, study guides are available that connect this great opera-tunity to classroom learning! 
 Recommended for grades K-4. A great first opera experience!


New Music! New Story! 

This popular, 35-minute program presents a fun, engaging operatic crash-course to students. Through an original story, Opera 101 presents everything you need to know about opera and weaves together opera’s greatest, musical moments in their original languages. Study guides are available that connect the opera to AZ arts/curriculum standards.
 Recommended for grades 4-8. Prefect for older students eager to experience the arts!

All performances are ONLY $400.00 per performance (and FREE for Title 1 schools due to generous sponsorship).
Book a second performance for the same day and recieve 50% off a performance!
To book a performance, write to education@azopera.org


Additional Opera-tunities!

opera tours

Learn what goes into the performances you see on stage during a tour of the Arizona Opera Center. After an OperaTunity performance in the Arizona Opera Atrium, explore the costume shop, music library and take a sneek peek at a working rehearsal (rehearsal schedule permitting). Tours roughly last 90 minutes. Bus parking is available at the Arizona Opera Center (1636 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ). 

Opera zoom!

Arizona Opera works with schools to create specialized programs to fit your classroom needs. Through Skype sessions, Reader's Theater scripts, close reading activities, Q&A, and more, students are able to further their learning through the arts. Contact us to set up your project!

Original Opera

Arizona Opera’s Teaching Artists partner with local schools to help students create their own, original opera. By using the program Music! Words! Opera!, students explore the structure of storytelling while discovering their own creative voice.

Find Your Voice Workshop

Arizona Opera's Find Your Voice Workshop partners schools for at-risk students to teaching artists. Students explore their unique, creative voice through instruction in dance, theater and music and through fieldtrips to various cultural institutions in Arizona. Students use these newly acquired skills to write, rehearse and premiere their own original works. Successful pilot program with Genesis City Academy concluded in April 2015 and was supported by Arizona Theatre Company and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

2016-17 Presenting Sponsor

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