Opera Philadelphia

A well-rounded education never sounded so good!

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

Launched in 1991 in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia, Opera Philadelphia’s Sounds of Learning™ program addresses the growing gap in arts education and access in the Greater Philadelphia region. Now in its third decade, the program has reached nearly 150,000 students in ten counties through an intensive, in-school, literacy-based music education program that includes opportunities to see a live opera performance.

Grades 5-12 Dress Rehearsal Program An inspiring lesson, a lifetime of inspiration

Opera is used as a vehicle to teach lessons across the curriculum. Designed for students in grades 5–12, the program introduces opera through lessons from music and language arts, to social studies, foreign languages, and more. The program culminates with students attending a free dress rehearsal at the Academy of Music.

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grades 8-12 T-VOCE Creating community through the power of song

Interested in sharing your talents with other teens from Philadelphia? Join T-VOCE, our Teen Voices of the City Ensemble, where you’ll share your talents, meet other teens who love to sing, get the chance to perform throughout Philadelphia, and build a community of singers.

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Grades 9-12 Backstage Pass Raise the Curtain on Your Future

Do you like a fast-paced environment, access to great talent, and building a solid skill set? Backstage Pass is your entry to the exciting entertainment industryCreated for high school students, Backstage Pass introduces students to varied careers backstage in theater, film, and concerts. The program begins with a free Career Day and continues into a multi-phase skill-building immersion.

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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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