Education

Mission

A core mission of The Atlanta Opera is to provide educational opportunities for students of all ages – we believe opera is for everyone. Each year, we serve approximately 20,000 students in Metro-Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. Our programs seek to promote an enduring appreciation of opera and to create audiences for the future. We are committed to higher levels of learning and programming that foster cross-curricular connections. Our educational partners are instrumental in bringing the power and passion of opera to thousands of students across the state.

Program Overview

IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Bring The Atlanta Opera to your school or community venue

FIELD TRIPS & STUDENT TICKETS
Join us at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

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Studio Tour

For Grades K-12

Designed to travel, The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour productions are presented in schools and community venues across the state of Georgia each season. Educators are provided with comprehensive Study Guides which feature cross-curricular lesson plans and activities corresponding to the Georgia Standards of Excellence.

2018-19 The Barber of Seville Studio Tour
The Atlanta Opera is excited to present a bilingual version of Rossini’s delightful and energetic The Barber of Seville. Created by stage director Kristine McIntyre, the 45-minute adaptation will be performed in Spanish and English, and demonstrates the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind.

Tour dates:
October 15, 2018 – November 4, 2018 – SOLD OUT
January 14, 2019 – February 10, 2019 – SOLD OUT
March 11, 2019 – March 31, 2019 – SOLD OUT

The 2018-19 Studio Tour is sold out. Please sign up for the waiting list below. You will be notified via email if a spot opens up. Please email education@atlantaopera.edu with any questions. 

Also, check out our Workshops for another great in-school program option

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Workshops

Recommended for all ages

Opera Workshops offer students a “hands-on” opera experience and allow extensive interaction between students and artists. Workshops feature teaching artists, designers, directors, or other production staff, and are tailored to meet the needs of a particular class and its curriculum. Available year-round for schools, camps, youth groups, and interested adults.

Contact education@atlantaopera.org to find out more about how these interactive programs can be customized to your needs.

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Masterclasses

Recommended for all ages

Designed specifically to heighten the art of performing opera and song for students, Masterclasses feature artists working with students on solo or ensemble repertoire, musicality, diction, etc. During the classes, artists are also happy to answer questions concerning performing, higher education opportunities, and career goals.

Contact education@atlantaopera.org for more information.

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Tapestry

Created by teaching artists Jayme Alilaw and Brittney Boykin, The Atlanta Opera presents Tapestry: A Historical Journey of Expression Through Song a new interactive workshop that explores the origins of African American Spirituals as well as the musical and literary elements that comprise them. The workshop features a live performance, storytelling, and culminates with students creating their own modern-day spirituals.

Contact education@atlantaopera.org for more information.

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Final Dress Rehearsal Program

For Grades 5 – 12

Free  |  Advance registration required  |  Limited tickets available
The Atlanta Opera invites students and educators to Final Dress Rehearsals at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre during the 2018-19 season. Enjoy a full performance as the music, staging and lighting are rehearsed for the last time before opening night! Early application submission is encouraged – we anticipate the allotment of tickets to sell out for each rehearsal.

Dead Man Walking on Thursday, 1/31/2019 at 7 p.m. (Application Deadline: 1/17/2019)
*Please Note: Dead Man Walking contains mature subject matter. Not recommended for audience members under the age of 15.
Eugene Onegin on Thursday, 2/28/2019 at 7 p.m. (Application Deadline: 2/14/2019)
La traviata on Thursday, 4/25/2019 at 7 p.m. (Application Deadline: 4/11/2019) – SOLD OUT

Contact education@atlantaopera.org for more information.

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Student Tickets

Group Tickets

Student groups of 10 or more can receive $25 tickets or up to 25% off regularly priced tickets. For more information, call Patron Services at 404-881-8885 or email groups@atlantaopera.org.

Student Rush

For performances at Cobb Energy Centre, $25 – $35 rush tickets are available two hours prior to curtain. Students must present a valid student ID at the ticket window.

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Study Guides

Study Guides from past Studio Tours

The Magic Flute (2017-18)
Cinderella
(2016-17)
The Pirates of Penzance (2015-16)
En Mis Palabras (2013-14)
Rabbit Tales (2011-12)
The Ugly Duckling (2009-10)

Listen to past Pre-Show Talks

Carmen (Bizet)
The Daughter of the Regiment
(Donizetti)
The Flying Dutchman
(Wagner)
Turandot (Puccini)
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)

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Booking & Information
Please contact Jessica Kiger, Audience Development & Education Manager, at 470-427-2264 or education@atlantaopera.org