Education

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Education Mission

We believe opera is for everyone and we are committed to ensuring that the art form is available to the widest possible cross-section of our community. Each year, our education programs serve more than 70,000 students in Metro Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. Our programs seek to inspire creativity, stimulate critical conversations, promote an enduring appreciation of the arts, and create audiences for the future.

In-School Performance

The Magic Flute

Grades K-12 | On-demand Access
Fee: $800* per performance
Running Time: 45 minutes, followed by a 5-minute Q&A with the performers

*Title 1 scholarships and discounts are available. Book two or more performances and receive $100 off each performance.

Designed to travel, The Atlanta Opera’s Studio Tour productions are presented for thousands of students in schools and community venues across the state of Georgia each year. This season’s Studio Tour, Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale, The Magic Flute, comes to life with a collaboration with the Center for Puppetry Arts to create a new interpretation of this classic for the classroom.

The Magic Flute demonstrates triumph over adversity through courage, wisdom, and love.

February 3-7, 2025
March 10-14, 2025
March 31-April 4, 2025

Virtual Performances

The Bilingual Barber of Seville

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Grades K-12 | Jan – May 2024
Running Time: 45 minutes, followed by a 5-minute Q&A with the performers

This virtual Studio Tour, The Bilingual Barber of Seville, features an updated take on a classic, opera’s most famous barber, Figaro, plays the role of translator as Rossini’s sparkling, witty score takes center stage.

This 45-minute adaptation is performed in Spanish and English and demonstrates the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind. 

Hansel and Gretel

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Grades K-12 | On-Demand Access
Virtual Tours FREE to all schools

Running Time: 40 minutes, followed by a 5-minute Q&A with the performers

Our Virtual Studio Tour brings to life a new adaptation of Humperdinck’s enchanting take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. Suitable for all ages, Hansel and Gretel brings audiences on an adventure through a magic world filled with mystical forest animals, a captivating Sandman, and lots of sweets!

This updated 45-minute English version of Humperdinck’s classic opera, teaches valuable lessons about being polite, making friends, and not judging a Witch by her wardrobe.

The Virtual Studio Tour is accessible to many audiences. Watch when and where you want with easy online access! 

The Pirates of Penzance

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Grades K-12 | On-Demand Access
Virtual Tours FREE to all schools

Running Time: 40 minutes, followed by a 5-minute Q&A with the performers

Our Virtual Studio Tour brings to life Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, The Pirates of Penzance, as a special 40-minute film for students! Frederic, apprenticed to a band of tender-hearted pirates, leaves his cohorts on his 21st birthday and falls instantly in love with Mabel, the daughter of a modern Major-General. Their fate is tested through an adventure of hilarious hijinks and tongue-twisting patter songs, as romance blossoms, loyalty is put to the test, and mistakes are forgiven.

The Virtual Studio Tour is accessible to many audiences. Watch when and where you want with easy online access!

Final Dress Rehearsal Ticket Program

GRADES 5-12 | field trip opportunity

The Final Dress Rehearsal program gives educators and students an opportunity to engage with in-person operatic performances. This program is designed for students in grades 5-12 and showcases a full-length opera with sets, costumes, and orchestra.

2024-25 Final Dress Rehearsals:
Mozart’s The Magic Flute on Thursday 10/31/2024 at 7pm
Verdi’s Macbeth on Thursday 2/27/2025 at 7pm
Wagner’s Siegfried on Thursday 4/24/2025 at 6:30pm
Handel’s Semele on Thursday 6/5/2025 at 7pm

advance registration required, limited tickets available.

workshops,
masterclasses,
& professional learning

Learn all there is about opera. Bring the opera to your school or classroom for a workshop, masterclass, or for professional learning.

Bring The Atlanta Opera into your classroom with our in-person and virtual workshops! Custom workshops and masterclasses offered in-person or via teacher’s preferred online platform. Taught by teaching artists and staff, suggested topics include Introduction to Opera, Operatic Voice Types, History of Opera, and Careers in the Arts, Lighting Design and Props. Additional programs include Opera Storytime for young learners and Masterclasses with The Atlanta Opera Studio Artists.

Designed specifically to heighten the art of vocal music, masterclasses bring professional artists to work with students on solo or ensemble repertoire, musicality, diction, and interpretation.

Designed to provide educators with unique avenues to deepen their understanding of music, performance, and storytelling, fostering creative approaches to incorporating arts education into their classrooms and inspiring their students through the transformative power of opera. 

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