Education & Community
Exciting and accessible educational programming is central to Opera Colorado’s mission. Every year, our Education and Community Engagement Programs reach over 45,000 students and life-long learners throughout the state, bringing touring productions, customized workshops, and literacy programs to Colorado’s diverse communities. Explore below to learn more about our programs, or contact us to create an experience tailored to your group! You’ll also find information about Opera Colorado’s renowned Artists in Residence Program, which trains celebrated emerging artists from across the country, and free resources we provide for teachers.
Thank you to the schools, teachers, students, and communities that make this possible by engaging with our programs. We love sharing opera with you.
View our 2021-22 Education Programs brochure here>>
Opera Colorado’s mission to serve others through programs that engage and enrich our community is made possible with your support!
Artists In Residence
Meet this season’s group of talented opera performers, joining Opera Colorado for an eight-month residency.Learn more
OPERA ON TOUR: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Barber by day, matchmaker by night, Figaro puts his charm to work as he helps Count Almaviva woo the beautiful Rosina.Learn more
OPERA ON TOUR: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures, and improbable paradoxes, we bring you a brand-new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious farce.Learn more
Find FREE, downloadable teaching materials that offer lessons, activities, and discussion topics tailored to each of the season's programs.Learn more
Programs focused on early literacy through the arts, and getting little ones excited about books and reading!Learn more
STUDENT MATINEE: CARMEN
Opera's biggest blockbuster at a time and length that's perfect for students.Learn more
ARIAS & ENSEMBLES
Delightful programs that include arias and ensemble pieces from opera, musical theatre, and more.Learn more
Fun and informative workshops that integrate into your curriculum and are tailored to the specific needs of each classroom.Learn more
Student Dress Rehearsals
A special preview of each of our mainstage operas geared towards older students.Learn more
Short, interactive, digital sessions designed get you up and moving, learning about music and the arts.Learn more
FAMILY DAY AT THE OPERA
Each year Opera Colorado opens their doors for Family Day at the Opera—an opportunity for families to experience opera together.Learn more
Explore the world backstage at interactive stations created to provide hands-on learning opportunities.Learn more