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Seattle Opera.

Experience Opera

Experience Opera


School groups, chaperones, and full-time students are eligible to attend the final dress rehearsal of each mainstage performance. $15 registration per person includes an interactive discussion in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall, a special program book with reading suggestions and articles about the opera, and attendance at the dress rehearsal. A limited number of chaperone passes are included at no cost for groups of 15 or more.


A new format for school and youth groups to Experience Opera! Enjoy a backstage tour with a member of Seattle Opera's staff, engage in an exclusive chat with an artist involved in the production, and top it all off with the dress rehearsal. Backstage Pass will have limited availability due to the constraints of backstage access, and groups will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. $20 registration per person. A limited number of chaperone passes are included at no cost for groups of 15 or more.

Wondering if these operas are appropriate for your students? Check out our content advisories page.


By Georges Bizet
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Pre-rehearsal talk at 6:15 PM
Curtain at 7:00 PM
Learn more
Student Resources Guide


Use the following link if you are a schoolteacher or other school employee with a student group, or are registering on behalf of a youth group:

Register Now - School & Youth Groups

Use the following link if you are registering to attend with your homeschool student:

Register Now - Homeschool Families

Seattle Opera is committed to providing opportunities for students to experience opera. Limited financial assistance is available.


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Student Resource Guide

Articles, reading lists, and activities to spark discussion in your classroom.

Spotlight Guide

Reading List

Meet the Composer & Librettist

Global Timeline: Bizet

Story Activities

Opera 101

Word Search

Please email with any questions.

Photo © Philip Newton