All performances will take place at the Long Center and begin at 7:00 PM. Please note the age recommendations for each of the productions listed. All attendees will be required to follow the Health & Wellness protocols stated below. Scroll down for all information, including a link to registration form.

  • The Marriage of Figaro (recommended for Middle School & High School, ages 12 and up)—Thursday, November 4, 2021
  • The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (recommended for High School, 14 and up)—Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • Fidelio: A Celebratory Gala Production (recommended for Middle School & High School, ages 12 and up)—Wednesday, April 27, 2022


Cast members from “Ariadne auf Naxos” pose with students on stage post-performance

Austin Opera values our partnerships with educators and strives to make opera education easy and fun for teachers and students alike.  Click on the production title below to find a page filled with a curated list of resources, including our new Access Opera powerpoints, complete with new Animated Listening Maps along with accompanying lesson plans, assessments, and so much more!

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (materials coming soon)
Fidelio (materials coming soon)


Explore the rest of the Access Opera Library, including popular Animated Listening Maps from past Austin Opera productions

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Austin Opera is excited to provide the opportunity for students in Central Texas to experience live opera through our Access Opera program, and to support teachers in their efforts to create this meaningful and memorable occasion for their students.

The safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is always our top priority.

At the moment, the Long Center will be requiring the following to attend all INDOOR events:

  • A printed copy of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of the event for all attendees.
  • In lieu of a negative test, a patron can voluntarily provide printed proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with final vaccine dated at least 14 days prior to the event.
  • Printed negative test results or proof of vaccination must be dated with your full name matching your ID.
  • Masks must be worn at all times indoors and outdoors, except while actively eating or drinking.

If the health and wellness protocols change, Austin Opera will announce the changes via our website and make every attempt to reach educators who have signed up to attend. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Debra Erck:


  • Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis.  Once you register, you should receive confirmation of your reservation within 36 hours (3 business workdays).  If you do not, please contact Debra Erck, Director of Education at
  • Sold out? Get your name on the waitlist by emailing
  • We will contact you by email if tickets become available up to 48 hours before the dress rehearsal.
  • Tickets will be scanned as you enter the Long Center.  If attending with a group, please distribute tickets to individuals before entering the hall. You are encouraged to email us at least 4 days prior to the performance if you have extra tickets  that will not be used so we can pass them along to someone on our waiting list.
  • Only groups traveling by bus will have reserved seating.  All other attendees will have open seating options on a specific level (orchestra, mezzanine, balcony).
  • Funds for transportation are available, based on need and availability. Email to inquire.

NOTE: Austin Opera will have a photographer or videographer on site during the dress rehearsal to take pictures of the production, and possibly of the audience.  If you would be willing for us to take pictures of your group, click here to print out a photo release form for parents to sign.


Available Access Opera productions are listed below. When registration is open, an orange button will pop up. Click to register, and see you at the Opera!

2021—2022 Access opera season productions

The Marriage of Figaro Final Dress Rehearsal

  • November 4, 2021
  • 7:00 p.m. start time
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts

Registration for tickets begins Tuesday, September 14, 2021


The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs Final Dress Rehearsal

  • February 1, 2022
  • 7:00 p.m. start time
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts

click here to register for “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” access opera tickets

Fidelio Final Dress Rehearsal

  • April 27, 2022
  • 7:00 p.m. start time
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts

Registration for tickets begins Tuesday, February 22, 2022