Student Dress Rehearsals

experience the magic of live theatre at its best!

Presented especially for school groups and families, Student Dress Rehearsals are the ultimate opportunity for young arts lovers and newbies alike to experience the power of a live opera performance. Taking place inside the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola, our final dress rehearsal is a fully staged and costumed performance, featuring nationally renowned professional singers, a full orchestra, tailor made costumes, and more! See below for information about our Student Dress Rehearsal opportunities this season.

The Marriage of Figaro

Wednesday, January 22, 2025 | 7:00 PM

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Running time: 3 hours, including a 20-minute intermission

Susanna and Figaro are getting married! There’s just one problem—Figaro’s boss, the overbearing and womanizing Count Almaviva, is trying to delay their marriage in order to seduce Susanna himself. Luckily, Figaro has a few tricks up his sleeve, enlisting the help of his fiancée and the Countess to expose the Count’s philandering ways. Mozart and Da Ponte’s timeless comedy—based on Beaumarchais’s sequel to The Barber of Seville—contains some of opera’s most brilliant music…and plenty of laughs!

Content rating: PG, recommended for grade 4 and up – some adult situations due to subject matter, brief displays of affection, no graphic depictions or descriptions


Wednesday, March 12, 2025 | 7:00 PM

Music & libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission

While preparing for a performance with their commedia dell’arte troupe, Canio becomes enraged when he discovers that his wife, Nedda, has been having an affair. She refuses to give her lover’s name, as their castmate Beppe urges them to get into costume. During the performance, Canio returns to his jealous rage, and Nedda’s young lover, Silvio, rushes the stage to save her—culminating in a very real tragedy. Featuring one of the most well known arias of all time, “Vesti la giubba,” Pagliacci is a verismo masterpiece of dramatic proportions.

Content rating: PG, recommended for grade 4 and up – some adult situations due to subject matter, brief displays of affection, depiction of a murder by knife in the final scene (spoiler alert!)

Tickets & Information

Student Dress Rehearsal Ticket Pricing
K-8 students – $5
High school & college students – $10
Adult chaperone* – $10

Tickets must be purchased by calling the opera center at (850) 433-6737

For more information about Student Dress Rehearsals or any of our educational offerings, email Bethany Roberts, Patron Services & Community Engagement Manager.

*Please note: at least one chaperone is required for every eight students.

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