EXPLORE Educational programs to educate NEOhio opera novices and opera lovers
Opera 101 Pre-Show Talks Family Friendly, suitable for all ticketholders
Hear some trivia and fun facts before you see the show
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.
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 opera goers and newcomers alike are welcome to attend and participate.
September 8, 2019, 2:00p La Boheme 101 @ Shaker Heights Library
September 11, 2019, 6:30p La Boheme 101 @ Beachwood Library
September 12, 2019, 7:00p La Boheme 101 @ Morley Library
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 for a full selection of available topics!