Engage in OPERA

Participate in the creative art-making process.

Digging more deeply into the socio-political undertones, historic context, and the compositional background of the work, enables the initial enjoyment factor to grow and develop into an experience that engages the emotions, the heart, and the mind through an emotional, intellectual and personal connection as only the power of opera can provide.  



Opera 101

Thursday, February 4, 20201 @ 6:30pm

What defines opera? This virtual, interactive event with Cleveland Opera Theater Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master Dean Buck is an overview of this art form with listening samples spanning opera’s 400-year history. Attendees are introduced to some of opera’s most beloved stories and melodies as well as to some of history’s greatest singers. By the time you leave, you will feel confident in attending your first operatic experience.

While the event is free, registration is required to receive the zoom link.

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Online Master Classes

Cleveland Opera Theater staff and guest artists

offer master classes streamed on Youtube focusing on:

Audition Preparation, Language, Style & Diction, Drama, Interpretation, Business and more.  


Designed for Conservatory and College students, and recently graduated Young Artists to participate interactively, and streamed live on Youtube for all to watch, learn, and enjoy.

Spring 2021 Schedule TBA

Programs to Go

Founded on the principle "Opera Per Tutti" (Opera for All), Cleveland Opera Theater brings educational programs TO YOU. We believe that appreciation of this complex art form comes not only from seeing it, but also from exploring it fully and engaging with it in a hands-on capacity. 


With this in mind, we have crafted original programming for all ages aimed at demystifying opera. From Opera Speed-Dating to our Video DJ Opera Concerts, we have a wide range of programs designed to help audiences EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE, and ENGAGE with opera.