Whether tapping your toe to a familiar love song at your local library, witnessing the pride and achievement of children in an opera they have created, joining over 2,500 people for a free concert in the Blue Wahoos Stadium, or enjoying a performance from the comfort of your seat in the historic Saenger Theatre, you are experiencing first-hand the positive impact Pensacola Opera makes on our ever-growing community. 

Whether you are a new or seasoned opera-goer, a student or teacher, there are opportunities for you to learn more about this amazing art form. Through its student in-school performances, dress rehearsals, community pop-up performances, and adult learning events, Pensacola Opera’s education and outreach programs bring the joy of opera to more than 40,000 students and adults each season.

Educational Programs

Recognized for excellence by Yale University School of Music and a member of the Kennedy Center Partners In Education, Pensacola Opera’s educational programs have positively impacted students, teachers and administrators for over 15 years.  With an ever expanding repertoire of age-appropriate programs, Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence share their joy of opera, enchanting and educating young minds throughout the Gulf Coast.

Summer Opera Camps

Week long summer camp sessions introduce children and teens ages 8-17 to the magic of opera including vocal coaching, dramatic training, audition techniques, and set design. Each camp session culminates in a final performance by the campers, for their friends and families.

Youth Camp (ages 8-12)
Romeo & Juliet
July 16-20, 9 AM to 2 PM  |  $150
Final performance Friday, July 20 at 5 PM.

Teen Camp (ages 13-17)
Best of Operetta
July 30- August 3, 9 AM to 4 PM  |  $175
Final performance Friday, August 3 at 5 PM.

Invite Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence into your classroom for an interactive workshop!

These young, professional singers will share their talent as they perform well-known opera scenes, introduce your students to opera terminology, and discuss their careers. The workshop will close with Q & A from students. Follow up by having your students attend one of our dress rehearsals. This program can be customized to fit within your class schedules.
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Bring opera to your school for free!

We want to help students and teachers recognize that opera is not only fun but a multidisciplinary art form which allows you to explore the arts and its connections across the curriculum. Pensacola Opera seeks to support teachers and parents by offering programs that are designed to align with today’s standards. We also include study guides that that will help your students relate!
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Free Opera Performances

Interested in bringing free opera to your community space? Please contact Cody Martin, Director of Education, at cody@pensacolaopera.com or 850.433.6737.
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Student Dress Rehearsal

Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence will even visit your class prior to the performances to help prepare students for their trip to the opera. For more information or to attend a Student Dress Rehearsal, contact Cody Martin at cody@pensacolaopera.com.
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Family Opera-Tunity Day

March 24, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | FREE

Join us for some family fun including food, games, activities, community vendors, and special performances. This event is free to the public.

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