Register for Access Opera

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.

INFORMATION TO NOTE:

  • Review the current health and wellness protocols here. 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 us at education@austinopera.org.
  • 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 us at education@austinopera.org.
  • Sold out? Get your name on the waitlist by emailing education@austinopera.org.
  • 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 education@austinopera.org 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.

2022-2023 ACCESS OPERA SEASON PRODUCTIONS

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 are listed.

The Barber of Seville Final Dress Rehearsal

  • Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Thursday, November 3, 2022
  • Start time 7:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for Middle School & High School, ages 12 and up

Click here to join the waitlist

Sweeney Todd  Final Dress Rehearsal

  • Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Start time 7:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for High School, 14 and up

Click here to register

The Pearl Fishers Final Dress Rehearsal

  • Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • April 27, 2023
  • Start Time 7:00 p.m.
  • Recommended for High School, 14 and up

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ACCESS OPERA  LESSON PLANS and TEACHING MATERIALS

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!

Explore the entire Access Opera library, with popular animated listening maps from past Austin Opera productions.