Careers in Opera: 21st-Century Skills
Through opera learning, students develop unique skills that are critical for 21st-century success:
problem solving, collaboration, curiosity, communication and creativity. OPERA America is
dedicated to providing resources to help students explore these essential 21st-century skills, as
well as opportunities to discover exciting careers within the art form itself.

A singer is certainly one of the most common careers associated with opera. But in fact,
there are dozens, sometimes hundreds, of people that play a critical role in producing
every opera performance. Many people and departments within an opera company are all
working together toward a common goal, and each part is equally important to the process.

Learn more about different careers in opera:
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FOR EDUCATORS
Music! Words! Opera!
Create Your Own Opera
Opera is Common Core
Arts Education Resources
Assessment in Opera Learning
Professional Development for Opera Educators
Story, Character and Musical Expression
Careers in Opera: 21st-Century Skills
OPERA ESSENTIALS
10 Most Frequently Produced Operas
Preparing for a Performance
Voice Types in Opera
Glossary of Operatic Terms
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