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Experience Opera

Experience Opera

2017/18 Season

Open to full-time students, parents, and teachers.


Experience Opera is your backstage pass to Seattle Opera! Join us for the final dress rehearsals of mainstage productions or host an Opera Forum in your classroom where middle school and high school students explore the social, historical, and literary subtexts of opera through a multi-arts lens.

2017/18 Student Dress Rehearsals

McCaw Hall

Educators, full-time students, and chaperones are invited to join us for the final rehearsal of a mainstage production. $8 registration per opera, per person—includes an interactive discussion at 6:15 PM, seats in the Orchestra or First Tier, and a specially designed program book. Available throughout the season.

Madame Butterfly
By Giacomo Puccini
Wednesday, August 2, 2017; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 3, 2017; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Learn more about Madame Butterfly

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The Barber of Seville

By Gioachino Rossini
Wednesday, October 11, 2017; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 12, 2017; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Learn more about The Barber of Seville

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Così fan tutte

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wednesday, January 10, 2018; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 11, 2018; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Learn more about Così fan tutte

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Beatrice & Benedict

By Hector Berlioz
Wednesday, February 21, 2018; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 22, 2018; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Learn more about Beatrice & Benedict

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Aida

By Giuseppe Verdi
Wednesday, May 2, 2018; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 3, 2018; Discussion at 6:15 PM, Dress Rehearsal at 7:00 PM
Learn more about Aida

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Classroom Opera Forums

New format for 2017! These interactive classroom-based discussions introduce the upcoming production and world of opera! Middle and high school students are encouraged to explore the social, historical, and literary subtexts of opera through a multi-arts lens. 17/18 Forums will explore The Barber of Seville, Così fan tutte, Beatrice and Benedict, and Aida. Forums are presented by SO’s teaching artists. Free for classrooms and clubs.

More Information

Order Now

To order, click "Register Now" and complete the form. Payment may be made by check or credit card.

Contact programs@seattleopera.org for more information or to receive the 2017-2018 Experience Opera access code.


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