Opera Philadelphia

A Guide to Opera

Opera Philadelphia is happy to make its Sounds of Learning student workbooks, A Family Guide to Opera, available for download in .pdf format. Click on the opera title below to download the workbook*.

For more information on Sounds of Learning, visit the information page, or email education@operaphila.org. Note that you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free program, to view and print these files. 

WARNING: Archived Dress Rehearsal Student Guides contain sensitive content, including gendered language, sexual violence, coded language, and offensive cultural depictions. Have questions? Reach out to the Community Initiatives team at education@operaphila.org  


Barber's Antony and Cleopatra

Beethoven's Fidelio

Bellini's Norma

Benjamin's Written on Skin

Bizet's Carmen

Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Britten's The Rape of Lucretia

DiChiera and Uzan's Cyrano

Donizetti's The Elixir of Love

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

Golijov's Ainadamar

Gounod's Romeo and Juliet

Higdon's Cold Mountain

Morrison's Oscar

Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio

Mozart's Don Giovanni

Mozart's The Magic Flute

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges

Puccini's La bohème

Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Puccini's Manon Lescaut

Puccini's Tosca

Puccini's Turandot

Puts' Silent Night

Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges

Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Rossini's Cinderella

Rossini's Tancredi

Roumain's We Shall Not Be Moved

Verdi's Don Carlo

Verdi's Falstaff

Verdi's Nabucco

Verdi's La traviata

Verdi's Requiem

* Libretti may not be available in the workbook due to copyright reprint restrictions. For free online libretti and translations, visit www.opera-guide.ch.

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