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.  

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 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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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 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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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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Community Events

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

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A Guide to Opera Student Study Guides

Click on the titles below to view previous Student Guides.

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