Austin Opera offers several free programs for students grades Pk-2, 3-5, and 5-12.

The Opera Treasure Chest Program: 

The Opera Treasure Chest program includes TEKs-aligned interactive lesson plans and culminates with a live opera performance.  Each lesson comes with all of the materials teachers need to help students experience opera while reinforcing writing skills, critical thinking and creativity.  Teachers at participating schools “check out” treasure chests full of opera-related materials: CDs, DVDs, books, puppets and other manipulatives.  TEKs areas addressed by the program include music, theatre, art, English, Language Arts and health education.

Access Opera: 

Recommended for grades 5-12.  Austin Opera is excited to provide the opportunity for students in Central Texas to experience live opera through our ACCESS OPERA program. Students and educators are invited to attend a final dress rehearsals for one of our productions at the Long Center. Prior to each event, online resources, including TEKS-aligned interactive lessons, and live docent presentations are made available to all educators at no charge.

For additional information, contact Debra Erck, Director of Education –

You can also find more details on our website: