In Schools

Bringing the magic of music directly to students

Each year, Pensacola Opera’s Jan Miller Studio Artists visit elementary, middle, and high schools throughout five counties in Northwest Florida and Southwest Alabama. We are proud to present this free tour of educational opera performances through the generous support of our corporate and individual donors. See below for a detailed description of the programs we are offering during our current season.

Pensacola Opera Education

Bring a fully-staged opera into your classroom or assembly.

2023-24 Show: Little Red’s Most Unusual Day!

Forest Ranger Dudley is too shy to ask Little Red’s mom, the widow Hood, to the Forest Ranger Ball. For that reason he leaves a written invitation in a basket of flowers outside Little Red’s house. Unfortunately for Dudley, the basket is delivered to Granny. Granny simply loves men, especially men in uniform. In the resulting confusion Dudley loses his pants, Granny kisses the Wolf, Mom gets impatient and Little Red gets in trouble. In fact, everyone experiences, in one way or another, a very, very unusual day.

Music by Jacques Offenbach & Gioachino Rossini
Adaptation, book, & lyrics by John Davies

Length: 40 minutes
Grades: K through 5th
Cost: No charge for public schools ($250 suggested donation for private schools and other groups)

Information about the 2024-25 education tour will be available on this page in late summer of 2024.

Invite our Studio Artists into your classroom for an interactive workshop.

These young, professional singers will share their talent as they perform well-known opera arias and songs, introduce your students to opera terminology, and discuss their careers. We also invite students to ask their own questions! This program can be customized to fit within your class schedules and curriculum requirements.

Length: 40 minutes
No charge for public schools ($250 suggested donation for private schools and other groups)

Experience the magic of live theatre at its best.

School groups may attend our final dress rehearsals in the historic Saenger Theatre. Tickets are $5 per student and $8 per chaperone (one chaperone is required for every ten students).

2025 Dress Rehearsal Dates
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart/Da Ponte) | Wednesday, January 22, 2025 at 7:00 PM
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) | Wednesday, March 12, 2025 at 7:00 PM

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See yourself on stage.

OVERTURE is Pensacola Opera’s immersive summer experience for students ages 8-13. This week-long day camp will teach children about the magic and excitement of live theatre by placing them right at the center of the action. Pensacola Opera’s experienced music staff—alongside special guest teachers—will lead children through this hands-on, unforgettable week.

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