Virginia Opera’s Education and Outreach Programs touch the lives of community members of all ages. Our diverse programs enable students across the Commonwealth to experience live mainstage productions as well as in-school performances designed specifically for younger opera lovers.
Education and Outreach Programs
In-School Touring Program
This cornerstone of Virginia Opera’s education and outreach effort features our acclaimed Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists. Age appropriate live opera productions travel across the state and provide in-school performances for ages K-12.
Student Night/Afternoon @ the Opera
These special performances offer students in Hampton Roads and Central Virginia the opportunity to experience their own “night/afternoon at the opera” at a reduced ticket price.
One of the most popular programs presented by Virginia Opera is Operation Opera offering entertaining and insightful presentations to statewide community venues. Presentations can be customized to suit your particular group.
Every Virginia Opera mainstage production has a corresponding study guide created specifically to correlate with Virginia Standards of Learning. These guides include background information, student worksheets, and library activities which encourage educators to incorporate the arts into the existing curriculum. It is Virginia Opera’s objective to support the academic and artistic growth and development of students across the Commonwealth.
Next Generation @ The Opera
FREE Ticket Program. This program completely eliminates the cost barrier for students by working with liaisons in the community to identify schools and groups of students as designated recipients of free tickets, underwritten by the generosity of patrons.