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2013-2014 Field Trips

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Students are able to experience opera by visiting the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in one of our three field trip programs. These programs are sure to enrich any curriculum, but are only offered on certain dates and sell out fast.

Click here to make a reservation online.

Backstage WorkshopBackstage Workshops
Grade Level: PreK – 12th grade

We invite you to bring your students to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House to experience the backstage magic for themselves. Explore the world backstage at interactive stations created to provide your students with hands-on learning opportunities in stagecraft, professional singing, wigs and makeup, costume construction, fight choreography, and more. It’s a field trip unlike any other and an exciting way for your students to explore new career directions. One of Opera Colorado’s most popular educational programs, these workshops sell out quickly!


  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:00-12:00 SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, March 20. 2014 10:00-12:00 SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:30-3:30
  • Monday, May 5, 2014 10:00-12:00 SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:00-12:00 SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:30-3:30 ALMOST SOLD OUT

Cost: $8.00 (student), $15.00 (chaperone) *One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free of charge


Student MatineeStudent Matinee
Grade Level: K - 12th grade

Join us for one of the most famous operas of all time! Carmen, a fiery Spanish rose, loves to live on the edge and uses her charms to get what she wants – but beware; play with her and you might get burned. The steadfast young soldier, Don José falls madly in love with her and unknowingly seals both of their fates; for better or worse. This special production is abridged for student audiences, sung in French with English subtitles and accompanied by a live orchestra. Come hear Bizet’s renowned music in a story that illustrates how the choices we make can affect everyone around us.


  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:00-12:30

Cost: $10.00 (student), $15.00 (chaperone) *One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free of charge

Enhance your experience: Students and teachers are invited to stay after the performance for a fun and informative talk-back with members of the cast and crew.


The Ellie Caulkins Opera HouseStudent Dress Rehearsals
Grade Level: 6th grade – college

Get the first glimpse of Opera Colorado’s mainstage operas with a special dress rehearsal performance. The 2014 season will feature Verdi’s Rigoletto and Bizet’s Carmen. We open the final dress rehearsal of our mainstage productions to students and teachers. Teacher guidebooks are provided online to prepare your class for their night at the opera. Enhance your experience by contacting the education department in advance to arrange a pre-performance discussion or post-performance talkback. A wonderful way to introduce middle and high school students to opera, this is a program we encourage you to take advantage of.

  • Verdi’s Rigoletto | Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:00 pm
  • Bizet’s Carmen | Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:00 pm

Cost: $10 (student), $15 (chaperone) *One chaperone per every 20 students is admitted free of charge

You can make reservations by calling 303.778.0371 or using our online reservation system.

Opera Colorado offers scholarships for schools or community organizations that qualify. You can download a form online:

School Scholarship  Community Scholarship

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Education Brochure
View the 2013-2014 Education & Community Engagement Programs Brochure.



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