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Opera in Your School

The Atlanta Opera is committed to promoting an understanding of and appreciation for opera in the community through a wide variety of educational programs. Below are education opportunities for students to experience opera in school. Please visit the Study Guide Library for instructional tools and resources related to these programs for use by educators, parents and students.

The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour Productions

The Marriage of Figaro
Directed by Josh Borths

This abridged version of Mozart’s famous opera is both amusing and accessible. The story takes place on the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna, Count Almaviva’s servants. Figaro is surprised to hear Susanna’s confession: she is being pursued by the Count! Figaro gets angry, and vows to foil the Count’s intentions with the help of Susanna and the Countess. This one-hour show, sung in Italian with narration and story in English, will definitely engage your students!

Dates: January 12, 2015 - Feb 13, 2015
Grades: 3-12
Educational prep materials correspond directly with Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for English Language Arts, Literacy in History/Social Studies, Music and Theater
Performance Running Time: 55 minutes
Fee: $800
Booking information: Please contact Wade Thomas at 404-881-8883 or

Opera Workshops

Opera Workshops offer students a more intimate "hands-on" opera experience. Designed for a classroom of students, the workshops allow extensive interaction between students and artists. Workshops may feature a singer and accompanist, directors, set and costume designers, or other professionals who contribute to a production. Workshops are tailored to meet the needs of a particular class/group and its curriculum, and are available year-round for schools, camps, youth groups, etc.

Workshops topics include the following:
  • What is Opera?
  • Preparing and Auditioning for a Role
  • Opera Production / Technical Theater
  • Costume Design

Grades: K-12
Fee: $275
Bookings: Please contact Wade Thomas at 404-881-8883 or

Short Video: Opera Workshop at Woodward Elementary School
Short Video:
Opera Workshop for the Center for the Visually Impaired


Questions? Contact Us!

Wade Thomas
Education Manager
404.881.8883 404-881-8883

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