Education Program

Opera Alive

Opera Alive encourages music and arts to be an integral part of learning for students of all ages. Downloadable education guides, school visits and field trips to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium during a dress rehearsal allow students to explore the art form while using their imagination and thinking critically. For classroom visits, special guests will speak, sing and introduce elements of opera in a creative way. A limited number of complimentary visits are offered throughout the season.

Any questions or inquiries about Edmonton Opera's education and outreach programs can be directed to education@edmontonopera.com. Or, see frequently asked questions.

Bring your class to experience opera first hand! Education dress rehearsal dates are available to school group bookings for subsidized pricing starting at only $10. All performances will feature projected English translation. Schools requiring funding assistance are encouraged to apply for support through our Ensemble! program.


Cinderella (La Cenerentola) education dress rehearsal | Thursday, February 2, 2017, 11 a.m. | Booking Form

The timeless rags-to-riches fairytale of Cinderella takes a new spin with our production of Rossini's La Cenerentola. This show features a delightful new set and costume design built right here in Edmonton, promising students a blend of 1950's fashion and tradition in a way they have never seen before. Prepare for a morning of comedy, mistaken identities, and uplifting moments with your class! 

Elektra education dress rehearsal | Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7 p.m. | Booking Form

The heroine—or anti-heroine—of Richard Strauss’s Elektra is a character based in the myths of ancient Greece who is consumed by tumultuous revenge. Set in the palace of the murdered King Agamemnon in the years following the Trojan War, this opera navigates the psychological turmoil of Elektra, obsessed with avenging the death of her father. Strauss’s spine-chilling score will keep students on the edge of their seats as Elektra gets closer and closer to her target: her mother Klytämnestra. Our production features talented young conductor, 24-year-old Alexander Prior. He brings youthful exuberance and technical mastery into the extremely difficult score of Elektra, promising to inspire students and teachers alike. 
 
Booking forms for all dress rehearsals can also be downloaded here

Special thanks to our education partners: