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Learn About Opera Programs
Education and In School programs engage participants in an exploration of the art form including singing, acting, stage craft, movement, music, opera history, vocal technique, technical theater and design.
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Pre-Show Intro Family Friendly, suitable for all ages of ticket holders
Learn about each performance you're about to experience
Informative discussion and Q & A session
60 Minutes before curtain time in the Masonic Auditorium Grand Foyer just off the main lobby
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 Intro begins 60 minutes before curtain time. It's an informative discussion, so you are welcome to join us late. Bring food and drinks from the main lobby bar into the Pre-Show Intro to enjoy while you get ready for the show!
Opera Encore Family Friendly, suitable for all ages
LIsten to highlights and learn about upcoming performances
Opera Encore - WCLV Featured Broadcasts
WCLV Opera Encore Broadcasts feature live performance highlihghts and interviews with cast members, conductor and stage director to provide insight into upcoming Cleveland Opera Theater productions.
The first 2017 Opera Encore Broadcast will preview the spring Mainstage production of Le nozze di Figaro, and will be aired on WCLV Saturday, April 22 following the broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera performance of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.
Approximate Opera Encore Broadcast time 4:00pm.
Opera 101 Family Friendly, suitable for all ages
Learn about upcoming productions
During the month leading up to mainstage performances
Cleveland Opera Theater’s Opera 101 program sets the stage for an active opera viewing experience. Cleveland Opera Theater teaching artists lead interactive workshops on operatic themes, concepts, conventions and plots.
Seasoned opera goers and newcomers alike are welcome to participate. Following the Opera 101 workshop, Cleveland Opera Theater’s professional singers perform excerpts from their upcoming production.