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 around the arts and the world of opera 

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

Invite our teaching artists to stop into your educational space and bring the magic of music to you! Choose from various grade specific offerings and learn a bit more about Opera.  

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Opera Philadelphia Channel Reflection & Re-Vision A DEEPER LOOK INTO THE OPERA WORLD

A complement to the productions on the Opera Philadelphia Channel, 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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Grades 8-12 T-VOCE CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE POWER OF SONG

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. In-person rehearsal protocols will be in accordance with government and industry guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy. Join us

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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 Connect your students to live or digital performances

Plan a field trip to the opera or experience performances on-demand with the Opera Philadelphia Channel and expand the possibilities of learning. Designed for students in grades 5–12, this FREE program makes connections across curriculum with lessons and resources for music and language arts, to social studies, foreign language, and more.

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Grade 4 Residency Program SELF-DISCOVERY THROUGH OPERA

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 9-12 Opera on Trial LEARN ABOUT LAW AND PROSECUTE THE SINGER!

Designed for students in criminal justice courses, Opera on Trial puts the characters of an opera on trial for crimes they may (or may not) have committed. Partnering with various other organizations, this course culminates in an official mock trial presided by an esteemed Philadelphia-area judge. 

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A Family Guide to Opera Student Study Guides

Opera Philadelphia is happy to make its Sounds of Learning student workbooks, A Family Guide to Opera, available for download in .pdf format. 

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