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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 sponsored by Sandra and Paul Goldner.

  • 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.

2014 Schedule of Performances

MACBETH (download study guide)
by Giuseppe Verdi
Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (download study guide)
by Gioachino Rossini
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

THE TALES OF HOFFMANN (download study guide)
by Jacques Offenbach
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The deadline to request dress rehearsal tickets has passed.

Concerts in the Classroom

Experience the magic of opera without leaving the classroom!

  • 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.

Teacher Materials

Download the Concerts in the Classroom teacher guide here.

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

PBO Studio

Palm Beach Opera’s high school apprentice program

Program Dates: October 2013 – April 2014
Application Deadline: September 15, 2013

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: All members of PBO Studio must participate in all required scheduled events.

The application deadline has passed for PBO Studio for the 2013/2014 school year. 

Questions about our education programs? Get in touch with us by calling 561.833.7888 or at