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.


Free livestreamed Pittsburgh Opera performances for opera lovers of all ages

Pittsburgh Opera has rescheduled and revised in 82nd season to include four chamber operas at the opera headquarters, with limited audience at six performances of each production. The Friday performance of each opera will be livestreamed and available free of charge.

  • Così fan tutte                                            October 23, 2020                         
  • Soldier Songs                                           December 11, 2020
  • Semele                                                      March 2, 2021
  • Charlie Parker’s Yardbird                         April 20, 2021

The subject matter of these operas is appropriate for Middle School and High School students, who are welcome to watch these free opera performances. To learn more about the opera, attend and receive materials from the corresponding Workshop for Educators.


Middle and High School Career Connections Program

During Fall 2020, Pittsburgh Opera will offer four virtual sessions for MS and HS students to explore the many career paths within a professional opera company. For students who may be considering a career in the performing arts or are interested in learning more about opera from behind the scenes, these synchronous Zoom meetings will provide extensive information and also allow for conversations. All Zoom meetings will be recorded for viewing again or at a later time.

The goal of the program is to provide in-depth information about careers in opera so that students can make informed decisions about career and college options.


Fall 2020 Schedule (Zoom Meetings on Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm):

  • Session 1, October 21, 2020          A Variety of Career Options at an Opera Company
  • Session 2, November 11, 2020      The Day-to-Day Life of an Opera Singer
  • Session 3, November 25, 2020      Behind the Scenes at an Opera Rehearsal
  • Session 4, December 9, 2020        Auditioning for college music study

 Click here for program details.

Apply and pay a $75 registration fee through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.