Communities & Schools

Experience the Opera outside of the theater. Explore our many education resources dedicated to bringing this wonderful tradition to life.


2016/17 Season

  • October 20, 2016

    The Barber of Seville

    Bugs Bunny once did a version of The Barber of Seville. But Rossini did it first. The comic opera lends itself to being lampooned and “cartooned.” It’s a wild adventure filled with gossip and secrets where a happy ending is guaranteed.

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  • January 20, 2017

    La Traviata

    A wealthy businessman falls for a “working girl” with a big heart and offers her a better life. But class differences may keep them apart. Sound familiar? That’s the plot of Pretty Woman. But long before, it was the plot of Verdi’s La traviata.

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  • April 21, 2017

    The Girl of the West

    Can opera – a centuries-old Italian art form be an effective medium for a Western – that quintessentially American and (relatively) new genre? Puccini thought so.

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