Field Trips

Reservations for the 2015-2016 Season will open in August.

Students can experience live opera by visiting the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in one of three field trip programs. These programs sell-out fast and are only offered on certain dates. Book early to secure your reservation.

JamieKraus_OC-BackstageWorkshop_44pBACKSTAGE WORKSHOPS
Explore the world backstage at interactive stations created to provide 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. One of Opera Colorado’s most popular programs, these workshops sell out quickly!

Grade level: K-12th grade
Offered: November 9, 11 & 12, 2015 and May 9, 10 & 11, 2016 | 10AM-12PM
Cost: $8 student | $15 chaperone

Chaperone Ratio Requirement: One supervising teacher per 10 students (admitted free of charge). Homeschool groups must meet the ratio requirement for supervising teachers to be admitted free of charge. Opera Colorado reserves the right to limit the number of additional adults.

Performance takes place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver.  

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World Premiere of The Scarlet Letter
Take advantage of this extremely unique opportunity for your students to experience the World Premiere of a brand new American Opera. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is America’s first great tragic novel, but the story could easily be played out today: how individuals react to and survive oppression and judgment. The opera looks at individuals who hold fast to their personal beliefs and secrets, to protect themselves and others; how their mistaken actions result from fears of being judged and disliked; and how people either make peace with their decisions, or live out lives of tortured conflict because of them.

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

Grade level: K-12th grade
Offered: May 12, 2016 | 10AM
Cost: $10 student | $15 chaperone

Chaperone Ratio Requirement: One supervising teacher per 10 students (admitted free of charge). Homeschool groups must meet the ratio requirement for supervising teachers to be admitted free of charge. Opera Colorado reserves the right to limit the number of additional adults.

Performance takes place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver.  

!Aida.Golbourne.WilliamsSTUDENT DRESS REHEARSAL
Verdi’s Aida and Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter
Each season, Opera Colorado opens the final dress rehearsal of each mainstage production to students and teachers. Guidebooks are provided online to prepare your class for their night at the opera. Enhance your experience by contacting Opera Colorado in advance to arrange a pre-performance discussion or post-performance talk-back.

Grade level: 6th-12th grade & college students
Offered: Verdi’s Aida | November 5, 2014 | 7PM
Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter| May 5, 2015 | 7PM
Cost: $10 K-12 students | $15 college students / chaperone

Chaperone Ratio Requirement: One supervising teacher per 10 students (admitted free of charge). Homeschool groups must meet the ratio requirement for supervising teachers to be admitted free of charge. Opera Colorado reserves the right to limit the number of additional adults.

Performance takes place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver.  

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