Opera Philadelphia

Education & Community

Experience opera – a genre that brings all the arts together for a magical experience: music, drama, dance, art, and more.   

Opera Philadelphia offers engaging education and community-building programs that expand participants’ perspectives on the arts and the world of opera.  


Teen Voices of the City Ensemble (T-VOCE) is a FREE inclusive choir that welcomes youth 13-19 from all backgrounds to share their talents and be themselves in a safe and supportive space.

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Grades 9-12 Backstage Pass RAISE THE CURTAIN ON YOUR FUTURE 

Backstage Pass is your entry to the exciting entertainment industry. Created for high school students, Backstage Pass introduces students to varied careers backstage in theater, film, and concerts.  

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Grades 5-12 Dress Rehearsal Program Plan a field trip to the opera

This free program for 5th through 12th grades includes student and teacher resources, creating a space for students to engage with this art form and participate in meaningful conversations.

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Collaborate with our Teaching Artists to explore the genre of opera over 10 weeks. Using Social Emotional Learning (SEL) practices, students explore the various aspects of this art form and work together to create a student-guided opera. 

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GRADES K-8  Opera on the Spot OPERA, À LA CARTE STYLE!

Bringing the magic of music to you! These one-time offerings peak into opera and expose youth to the creative possibilities. 

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Continuing Education Reflection & Re-Vision A DEEPER LOOK INTO THE OPERA WORLD

A complement to the productions, this FREE series looks deeper into the opera genre by exploring its musical and theatrical elements as well as cultural, social, and historical perspectives.  

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Community Partnerships & Programs Sounds of America: Price and Bonds

Sounds of America: Price and Bonds amplifies and centers Black artists, creatives and scholars through accessible student-focused programming and public events. This initiative includes several partnerships with organizations, venues, and artists across Philadelphia and nationwide. 

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Community Events Calendar

Explore events in partnership with Opera Philadelphia's Community Initiatives department.

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