Living Opera includes:

  • An introduction to opera history and the plot of a mainstage opera
  • A vocal music session with an opera singer
  • A customized workshop tailored to your group – learn a piece from the opera you’re seeing that evening as an ensemble, meet a member of the orchestra, or do something different and explore the opera through drama or dance – it’s up to you!*
  • A backstage tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

*Custom Workshops require booking 6 – 8 weeks in advance.

Curricular Connections:

  • Explore career opportunities in the arts by speaking with professional opera singers, musicians, stage technicians, and arts administrators
  • Learn more about vocal health and safe practices
  • Operatic history and terminology
  • Encourage reflection and discussion about the performance in your classroom

Add on tickets to see the opera:

Many school groups put their learning into practice and pair Living Opera with tickets to an opera later the same day. This season, pair your Living Opera workshop with tickets to the opera for only $30/student! Contact Madelyn Wilkinson, School Programs Manager at 416-306-2392 for details. 

Duration/Group Size: Three hours, groups of 20 to 30
Availability: Select afternoons in the fall, winter and spring terms – see below for details
Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.
Fee: $30/student (workshop + opera, if ordered at the same time), $22/teacher
Booking: Complete an inquiry form online, or call Madelyn Wilkinson, School Programs Manager at 416-306-2392

Dates and OPERAS


FALL - ARABELLA

FALL– ARABELLA (STRAUSS) 

Available Dates:

All Living Operas take place from 2 –5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday October 18, 2018 

Don’t see a date you’re looking for? Contact Education at 416-306-2392.

FALL - THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

FALL– THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (DONIZETTI) 

Available dates:

All Living Operas take place from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 


Don’t see a date you’re looking for? Contact Education at 416-306-2392.

WINTER - RIGOLETTO

Winter– RIGOLETTO (VERDI)

Available dates:

All Living Operas take place from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Friday, February 23, 2018

Don’t see a date you’re looking for? Contact Education at 416-306-2392.

SPRING - ANNA BOLENA

Spring– ANNA BOLENA (DONIZETTI)

Available dates:

All Living Operas take place from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 3, 2018

Don’t see a date you’re looking for? Contact Education at 416-306-2392.

SPRING - THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES

Spring– THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES (Stravinsky)

Available dates:

All Living Operas take place from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018

Don’t see a date you’re looking for? Contact Education at 416-306-2392.


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Photos, from top: Students have fun during a lesson in operatic singing at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo: COC, 2012 |  Michael Schade as Tamino (right) in a scene from The Magic Flute (COC, 2011). Photo: Michael Cooper | Adrianne Pieczonka as Tosca in Tosca (COC, 2012). Photo: Michael Cooper

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