Field Trips

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.

You can make reservations for the 2014-2015 Season by calling 303.778.0371 or
Reserve Online

Backstage Workshops
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!

Cost: $8.00 student |$15.00 chaperone
Offered: November 17, 19 & 20 | 10AM-12PM *All Three Workshops are Sold Out
May 4 & 6 |10AM-12PM *Both Workshops are Sold Out
Grade Level: k - 12th grade

*One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free of charge

Student MatineeStudent Matinee | Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Mozart’s famous opera comes to life on the stage of the Ellie!  While trying to rescue Pamina, the beautiful daughter of the Queen of the Night, handsome Tamino is coerced into killing the mysterious high priest Sarastro. Accompanied by his side-kick the quirky bird-catcher Papageno, he journeys far and wide to find her. This special performance is abridged for student audiences and features the Opera Colorado Young Artists. Sung in German with subtitles at each seat, this new Opera Colorado production focuses on the triumph of good over evil and what we do when faced with difficult decisions.

Stay for an interactive talk-back with the cast and crew following the performance.

The Student Matinee is completely SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Cherity Koepke at or call 303.778.0371. 

Cost: $10 student | $15 Chaperone
Offered: May 7, 2015 | 10AM *Sold Out
Grade Level: k – 12th grade

*One chaperone per 10 students is admitted free of charge

Student Dress Rehearsals

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly |November 13, 2014 | 7PM
Mozart’s The Magic Flute | April 30, 2015 | 7PM

Each season, we open the final dress rehearsal of each mainstage production 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 talk-back. A wonderful way to introduce middle and high school students to opera, this is a program we encourage you to take advantage of.

Cost: $10 k-12 students | $15 college students/chaperone
*One chaperone per every 10 students is admitted free of charge for K-12 students

You can make a reservation for the 2014-2015 season by calling 303.778.0371 or
Reserve Online

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

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