Opera Colorado’s Education & Community Engagement Programs reach more than 35,500 students of all ages each season. Our vibrant array of programming includes everything from touring performances in schools and community centers, to programs at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the Young Artists program and in-school residency program Generation OC.
In-School & Community Programs
In-school and community programs bring Opera Colorado into your classroom or community center. Experience and learn about opera in a relaxed environment. Presented by Opera Colorado’s Arts Education Specialists and Young Artists, these programs bring the stories that sing to life with performances that authentically engage audiences.
• Opera On Tour • In-School Workshops
• Arias & Ensembles • Opera in a Trunk
Students and teachers have the opportunity to experience live performances and backstage workshops in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, taking a closer look at the world of opera and learning first-hand about the music, the stories and the business of creating world-class opera productions.
• Student Matinee
• Student Dress Rehearsals
• Backstage Workshops
Young Artists Program
Opera Colorado’s Young Artists are emerging professional opera singers taking steps to transition from students to performing artists. They play a vital role as the voice and face of Opera Colorado in the community and perform throughout the season in school and community centers across the State.
An in-school program, Generation OC is a unique residency program that provides students with a well-rounded and exciting opportunity to explore careers in the arts as they go behind the scenes. Curriculum concentration options include Marketing, Performance or Literature, and Page to Stage since 2007.
Family Day at the Opera
For the entire family! Starring Opera Colorado’s Young Artists performing the company’s touring productions sung in English. Enjoy this intimate setting with the audience seated on the stage of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Explore the wonders of the opera and the opera house. Free to the public – reserve your free tickets online starting on January 16, 2017.
Resources for Teachers