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Opera at your School 

Opera At your School

Arlyn M. Brewster OperaTunity Program, In-person

Experience an opera performance at your school, community center, or library through a fully staged, 40-minute adaptation of a classic, or an original story! Performances are presented in English and designed for K-8 audiences.



Student Masterclasses

In-person and/or virtual

Opera At your School

Arizona Opera’s Education Teaching Artists are ready to join your class in-person or virtually to provide a masterclass on the topic of your choice! Masterclass topics include: vocal technique, opera history, career development, performance anxiety, mental/physical health relating to performers, and individual or group coaching for classical singers, and musical theatre! Available for ALL cities in Arizona.



Opera in a Dropbox: Cinderella

For Students K-6, virtual

Opera At your School

Opera in a Dropbox: Cinderella is a virtual tool that will help students develop their reading and acting skills, while being accompanied by tracks that were pre-recorded by professional opera singers, and with a guest artist watching and leading the performance. This innovative program allows YOU to select the path that is most beneficial to you and your students. And, all materials are already created for you, including step-by-step instructions as to how to facilitate each option.



Student Night at the OperaStudent Night Seating


Special tickets are available for the final dress rehearsal performance of every mainstage opera. These nights are reserved specifically for students to get swept away by great music and stories–while enhancing classroom learning.


Student Backstage Tours

In-personStudent Backstage Tech Theater Tours

Student Backstage Tech Theater Tours offer High School students grades 9-12 the opportunity to go backstage during Tech week of Carmen, A Little Night Music, or Così fan tutte. Ledd by Arizona Opera’s Technical Director Matthew Christophel, students will tour a number of backstage production areas as they learn. Students will leave the tour with insider knowledge about what goes on behind-the-scenes!



Music Movement Breaks

Music Movement Breaks

For Students K-6, Digital

Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona are proud to present Music Movement Breaks, a FREE digitally interactive tool that encourages your students to get up, dance, and have fun while learning important rhythm, listening, and movement skills. Whether used as a tool to teach important state standards, or just to take a break from virtual, hybrid, or in-person learning, these Music Movement Breaks are sure to get your students moving and dancing!



Musical Storytime with Arizona Opera


Musical Storytime with Arizona Opera

Join members of the Arizona Opera Education Department for Storytime with a musical twist! Travel with us as we visit Cinderella, explore the forest with Hansel and Gretel, take up residence at The Metropolitan Opera House, and more! Each selected story is woven together with musical experts to enhance the story being presented.

Be sure to follow us on social media, and sign up for our email list to enjoy each unique musical story.



Digital Opera Study

Digital Opera Study

Designed with educational curriculum in mind, Arizona Opera provides learning materials for all Opera at your School and Student Night at the Opera performances. These valuable guides help teachers integrate music, stories, history, and other elements of opera into classroom learning.




Teacher Night at the OperaTeacher Night Seating

This night is reserved specifically for teachers to join us for the final dress rehearsal of our opening production. Teachers receive 2 complementary tickets to attend the performance and learn what Arizona Opera has to offer for students throughout the season.


Coming soon

Tucson Seats - for - Students

Tucson Seats for Students

Special tickets are reserved for students to attend the Saturday mainstage performances at Tucson Music Hall. Registration is required and seats are very limited.