The student matinee performance of Hansel & Gretel, November 2018
The Student Matinee performance of Hansel & Gretel, November 2018

Students of all ages are fascinated and enthralled by the grand spectacle of opera. Pittsburgh Opera provides exciting opportunities for students to learn more about opera.


Student Matinees for Grades 3-12

Opera performances for students take place at the Benedum Center. At least one teacher from each school must attend the prerequisite Workshop for Educators before tickets are issued.

Our 2019-20 season Student Matinee will be George Bizet's crowd-pleasing hit Carmen, Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

For more information about bringing your student group to our Student Matinee, please email Marilyn Egan, Director of Education, or call her at 412-281-0912, ext. 242.

High School Career Connections Program

A great start for students who are considering a career in the performing arts. This select program for opera enthusiasts from area high schools gives students the opportunity to inform their potential career decisions through discussions and coaching sessions. Students complete an academic project of interest to them and may attend other events to learn more about opera from behind the scenes. Learn more about our High School Career Connections Program.

High School Vocal Mock Auditions

All singers must audition numerous times throughout their careers—especially when starting out. This program provides opportunities for students to experience an abbreviated, college-type audition process, complete with professional feedback, to help them assess their musical capabilities and prepare them for an actual college audition.

Applications for the 2019-20 High School Vocal Mock Auditions are open until November 1, 2019. Learn more about our High School Vocal Mock Auditions.