Explore OPERA

Education programs for beginners and aficionados of all ages


Explore OPERA Episode 1: FIGARO


Explore Cleveland Opera Theater’s 2017 production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s masterpiece,

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)


The Explore OPERA series includes booklets for   
grades: Pre-K, K-3, 4-8, 9-12, and College / Adults

OPERA - 101

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 12:15p

Free - Streamed on Facebook


Join Cleveland Opera Theater staff for family-friendly and fun daily Opera insight. 


Submit your questions to be answered in future  Opera -101 sessions to mthompson@clevelandoperatheater.org


Wednesday, 12:15p

Free - Streamed on Facebook


Learn about  the creative process of

creating opera productions


Executive Artistic Director, Scott Skiba interviews

various leading industry artists


Friday, 12:15p

Free - Streamed on Facebook


Join Maestro Domenico Boyagian as he interviews conductors, singers, and other professionals from around the world.


Have questions? The session is interactive, hosted on Facebook Live. Questions and comments are not only invited, but encouraged. 

Opera 101 Pre-Show Talks  Family Friendly, suitable for all ticketholders

Informative discussion and Q & A session

Starting 60 Minutes before curtain time in the theater!


Discover background information about the composer, plot, production design, and history of the opera you're about to see.  Learn what to watch and listen for and enhance your experience at the opera! 


Pre-Show Intros begins 60 minutes before curtain time.   It's an informative discussion, so you are welcome to join us late. 

Hear some trivia and fun facts before you see the show

MET Live in HD Pre-Show Talks   Family Friendly, suitable for all ages

Learn about each performance you're about to experience

Informative discussion and introduction

Through Cleveland Opera Theater's partnership with Silverspot Cinema at Pinecrest, we bring our Opera 101 to the big screen 10 minutes before each Saturday MET Live in HD matinee broadcast. 

Hear a few fun facts as well as a brief history of the opera you are about to see. Learn what to watch and listen for and enhance your experience at the opera! 

Spring 2020 MET Live in HD Broadcast Schedule:

January 11, 2020 Wozzeck

February 1, 2020 Porgy and Bess

February 29, 2020 Agrippina

March 14, 2020 Der Fliegende Holländer

April 11, 2020 Tosca

May 9, 2020 Maria Stuarda

For tickets, please visit Silverspot Cinema at Pinecrest!

Opera Lecture Series   Family Friendly, suitable for all ages

Learn about history, composers, performance trends, and more!

Throughout the year

Join Director of Education and Outreach Megan Thompson in interactive workshops on operatic themes, concepts, conventions and plots. Seasoned operagoers and newcomers alike are welcome to attend and participate.

2019-20 Lectures:

December 14, 2019, 2:00p A Schubert Primer: German Art Song at Its

Finest @ South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library

January 29, 2020, 7:00p A Schubert Primer: German Art Song at Its

Finest, @ Beachwood Library

February 26, 2020, 6:30p The Blockbusters of Puccini: Love, Death,

Passion, and Violence @ Medina Library

Dates are added throughout the season, so check back! Interested in bringing a lecture to your venue? Contact Megan Thompson at mthompson@clevelandoperatheater.org for a full selection of available topics!

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