access opera

Recommended for grades 5th-12th grade, depending on production (free).

Thousands of students and educators attend Austin Opera mainstage dress rehearsals through Access Opera.  Prior to each event, online resources are made available, as well as live docent presentations, to prepare students for the experience of attending the opera.  Docent programs and select study materials are also available in Spanish, on request.

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Access Opera Lessons Library

For all ages.

Enjoy some of opera’s greatest music with Austin Opera’s ACCESS OPERA Animated Listening Maps! These videos feature beautiful recordings and provide for mindful & engaging listening while students are introduced to themes, melodic contour, rhythms, instrumentation, and form through the art of animation. Unit Plans (including PowerPoints and Lesson plans) are also provided for educators and learning at home.


opera treasure chest

K-5th grades. 

Check out Austin Opera’s flagship elementary program, easily adapted to support educators provide quality fine arts instruction and engage students in a variety of formats and settings. 

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Online video resources

K-5th grades. 

Austin Opera’s library of video resources has something for everyone! from Opera Brain Breaks to Vocal Pedagogy Videos,  check out the variety of options and enter the magical world of opera with us!

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teen opera club of texas

Calling all teens aged 13-19!

Join the Teen Opera Club of Texas, the biggest opera club for teens hosted by 5 of the Lone Star State’s leading opera companies: Austin Opera, The Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and OPERA San Antonio! Each month teens from all over the world will have a chance to socialize with each other over their love of the arts as each company hosts online events.


Sarah & Ernest Butler Masterclass Series

Attend our Sarah & Ernest Butler Masterclass Series for college aged and chorus singers, in collaboration with UT’s Butler School of Music. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who are interested in studying music in college to get a taste of the process.


Live from indy terrace

6th-12 grade. 

Austin Opera’s weekly series is a great way to celebrate the end of the week – or the beginning of a new one! New episodes stream most Friday afternoons at 3:00 P.M., but you can view past performances at any time.


Intro to Opera

For all ages.

Find a variety of opera learning resources on topics ranging from voice types, careers in the arts, costume design, opera history, and more, including Opera Snapshot activities based on archival clips from some of our most celebrated productions!


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