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.


opera mail

Where did opera come from?

Who composed the most operas?

What do opera singers eat for breakfast?

Each episode focuses on a question or set of questions about opera. What questions do YOU have about opera? Visit this page to share your questions with us – and we will find the answers for you!


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.


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.