Austin Opera’s ACCESS OPERA Units are a great way to introduce opera into your secondary classrooms! Regardless of your students’ music skills or knowledge of opera, ACCESS OPERA Units will enrich your classroom.

Austin Opera’s ACCESS OPERA Units include a multi-media PowerPoint with accompanying PDF Lesson materials.

This page is a library of past Austin Opera productions.


ACCESS OPERA PowerPoints include:

  • Animated Listening Maps
  • Background Pages (in English and Spanish)
  • Notated Themes with audio
  • Interactive real-time assessment questions
  • Links to Live Performances

ACCESS OPERA PDF Lesson materials include:

  • Story Synopsis
  • Background info in English and Spanish
  • Wall Posters
  • Notated Themes
  • Performance Activity Pages
  • Audience Etiquette Guide
  • Composer Portrait
  • Vocabulary

Intro to Opera

Visit the INTRO TO OPERA page to find introductory activities and information about opera, including (the three internal section titles we decided earlier)