Students from the Tracy Montessori School attend ELIXIR OF LOVE, Nov. 2022

LVOpera is committed to increasing student access to world-class live opera experiences while deepening students’ engagement with the art form.

Elementary Schools:

LVOpera’s Education Engagement Program reaches over 10,000 elementary school students annually by offering live opera performances to twenty Tri-Valley schools all presented free of charge. For the 2024/25 school year,  Donizetti’s enchanting The Elixir of Love elementary school performances will be held from January 27 through February 7, 2025. LVOpera will present a reduced 45-minute performance. To support these performances, LVOpera also provides links to free resources to guide both educators and students.

Master Classes – Middle and High Schools:

Twice a year, an LVOpera artist conducts a 45-minute Master Class for middle and high school chorus students. During these sessions, students benefit from receiving professional coaching as well as honing their technical and performance skills, all held free of charge.

Master Classes – Community Colleges:

Twice a year, an LVOpera artist conducts a 45-minute Master Class for a group of community college music students. During these sessions, all held free of charge, students gain insight into the life of a performing artist and receive professional coaching to refine their performance skills.

Full Dress Rehearsal Performances:

Each Spring and Fall, LVOpera invites all Tri-Valley students to attend a full dress rehearsal of an opera performance at the Bankhead Theater. There is no charge for these students or any adult chaperones to attend these full dress rehearsal performances.

Note: For full opera performances, LVOpera offers a special ticket price of $25 for students ages 20 and younger and $45 for adults ages 21 to 40.

If you are interested in bringing Livermore Valley Opera’s artists to perform or conduct a Master Class at your school, please contact Dr. Pamela Rigg, Director of Education & Community Engagement Program.

We look forward to sharing these enriching opera performances with your students!