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Opera Rehearsal 101

Get an exclusive sneak peek inside the final working dress rehearsal of our mainstage operas!

Palm Beach Opera’s Education Programs are presented as part of the Goldner Center for Children’s Opera Education.

  • Opera Rehearsal 101 is open to middle & high school groups of 10 or more with teacher supervision.
  • Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:30 pm at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Latecomers will not be admitted to the theater so be sure to arrive early!
  • ADMISSION IS FREE! However, tickets are required and seating is limited.

2015 Schedule of Performances

by Giacomo Puccini
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Music by Ben Moore
Libretto by Nahma Sandrow
Based on the book Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Thursday, February 19, 2015

La Fille du Régiment
by Gaetano Donizetti
Thursday, March 19, 2015


Concerts in the Classroom

Experience the magic of opera without leaving the classroom!

Concerts In The Classroom    Concerts In The Classroom 2

  • Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artists will sing arias and ensembles from favorite operas and discuss elements of opera with students. Palm Beach Opera will customize the repertoire for maximum relevance to curriculum.
  • Teachers are provided with resources to prepare students for the performance.
  • Program Cost: FREE (pending availability)
  • Teachers must contact Palm Beach Opera for scheduling no less than 15 days prior to desired presentation date.
  • Maximum of 50 students per presentation.

Requires a tuned piano

Concerts in the Classroom programs are scheduled on a case-by-case basis with teachers and administrators. This allows us to find a date and time that is best for both the school and Palm Beach Opera.

2014/2015 Season Available Dates
All dates are booked for this season, please contact us for next season’s availability.

Contact us today to schedule by clicking here!

If you need specific materials for your classroom related to opera or classical music, please contact us at

Additional sponsorship provided by Rita Denerstein.

PBO Studio

Palm Beach Opera’s high school apprentice program

PBO Studio    OperaAtTheWaterfront

Program Dates: November 1, 2014 – April 11, 2015
Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (all materials including teacher recommendation are required by this date)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? High school students age 16 or over who are enrolled in a theater or vocal program or who intend to pursue music (voice) in college or after graduation.

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM ABOUT? Participants will have behind-the-scenes access to performances and rehearsals, interaction with artists and stage personnel, and voice lessons with PBO artistic personnel and visiting artists.

HOW DO I APPLY? Submit an application which includes a short essay, teacher recommendations, audition recording (video or audio) and resume of past experience and relevant work.

REQUIREMENTS: Members of PBO Studio must participate in all group class and individual coaching sessions as well as workshops. Additionally, each member of PBO Studio must attend a performance OR a final dress rehearsal of La Bohème, Enemies, A Love Story, and The Daughter of the Regiment. Members will participate in two of Palm Beach Opera’s most exciting events: Opera @ The Waterfront and the Children’s Performance.


Musical Instruction and Workshops
Saturday, November 1, 2014 (10:00am to 12:00pm)
Saturday, December 6, 2014 (10:00am to 12:00pm)
Saturday, January 10, 2015 (10:00am to 12:00pm)
Saturday, February 7, 2015 (10:00am to 12:00pm)
Saturday, March 7, 2015 (10:00am to 12:00pm)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 (10:00am to 12:00pm)

Opera @ The Waterfront:
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Children’s Performance:
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dress Rehearsal/Performance Attendance Options*:
La Bohème
Thursday, Jan 15 – Sunday, Jan 18, 2015

Enemies, A Love Story
Thursday, Feb 19 – Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Daughter of the Regiment
Thursday, Mar 20 – Sunday, March 22, 2015
*Members will attend a performance OR a dress rehearsal for each of the three mainstage productions.

Performance Opportunities:
Members of the PBO studio will present a culminating recital on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Palm Beach Opera Production Center. Open to the public, this recital will feature selections that the members have prepared throughout their time in the PBO Studio.

In addition to the PBO Studio recital on Saturday, April 11, 2015, members of the PBO Studio are offered the opportunity to participate in a Mainstage production as supernumeraries. This opportunity allows members to take part in a professional fully staged operatic production. Supers are considered part of the cast, and must accept the responsibility of all that being part of the production entails, specifically attendance at ALL required production rehearsals.

PBO Studio members will receive two complimentary tickets to each mainstage production or dress rehearsal.

Questions about our education programs? Contact Jourdan Laine Howell by calling 561.835.7566 or at