Preparing for a Performance
Nothing compares to the excitement and wonder of attending a live opera performance. There, students will see incredible stories and characters as they come to life onstage through music and drama.

For many, this may also be their first experience with a new art form, language or culture. Help familiarize your students with the opera by exploring the story, characters, themes, music and audience etiquette in your classroom.

To help prepare your students for attending an opera performance, view these resources:

For a list of scheduled performances, click here.
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