access opera: Tosca

Austin Opera’s much-anticipated return to live performance is an innovative outdoor staging of Puccini’s Tosca at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) Germania Insurance Amphitheater. Educators and students will have the opportunity to experience this unique production via a livestream during both performances – Thursday, April 29 at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 1, at 7:30pm.

click here to register and see Access Opera materials for Puccini’s Tosca!

Animated listening maps

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.


teen opera club of texas

Calling all TEENS!

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.


Opera Brain Break

Need a mental break from your daily routine or schoolwork? Ready to get up and “Shake Your Sillies” out? Visit this page for links to short audio & video presentations for mindful listening, songs to move to, and opportunities to practice specific music skills.

Take an opera brain break now!

for educators

Invite an opera singer to visit your virtual classroom. Find a great lesson to connect music with other disciplines. Have an opera artist (vocal or instrumental) lead a masterclass for your students. Enjoy a beautiful storybook read (and sung) by an Austin Opera Resident Artist. The possibilities are endless.


Live from indy terrace

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.


more opera learning resources

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!


k-12 school programs

Austin Opera shares the magic of opera with thousands of children in the Central Texas region every year. Our programs give students a rare opportunity to experience one of the theater’s most creative and engaging art forms, in the classroom and on the stage.


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