OPERA REHEARSAL 101

Catch a glimpse of the production process! We are pleased to offer groups of 10 or more middle and high school students (grades 6-12) and their teachers the chance to view a working dress rehearsal at the Kravis Center. While watching the mainstage performance, participants will notice the production crew (director, stage manager, designers) in the theater, working hard to fine-tune the show before the opening night performance! Although admission is free, tickets are required and seating is limited.

2023 Season OR101 Schedule

OR101: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Wednesday, January 19

OR101: COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Thursday, February 22

OR101: FALSTAFF
Thursday, March 22

Opera Rehearsal 101 is sponsored by The Honorable & Mrs. Roger H. Lourie.

ADVANCE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED.

All rehearsals begin at 7:30PM. We request groups to arrive between 7:00 and 7:15 to allow time for seating. Groups will be seated in the Grand Tier and the Loge in the Kravis Center for Performing Arts. Group leaders will be able to pick up the tickets on the evening of the rehearsal for distribution to students and chaperones. Please complete the below form to request to attend Opera Rehearsal 101. Educator guides will be provided upon confirmation.

Advisory Note on Plot and Thematic Content
PBO advises teachers to review all content and media clips to judge their suitability for students. Please read the content notes below:

  • MADAMA BUTTERFLY: This opera directly addresses themes of sexual relationships, suicide, gender roles and inequality, cultural stereotypes, and cultural conflict.
  • COSÌ FAN TUTTE: This opera directly addresses themes of infidelity, sexual relationships, gender roles, and cultural stereotypes.
  • FALSTAFF: This opera directly addresses themes of infidelity, alcohol use, and body image and beauty standards. PBO advises teachers to review all content and media clips to judge their suitability for students.

Opera Rehearsal 101

Please select the OR101 event(s) you'd like to attend(Required)
Please include the total number of students expected for all selected events. If the number of students varies for each event, please include expected attendance for each OR101 event. For example, "BUTTERFLY (30) FALSTAFF (25)" etc.
Please include the number of adults/chaperones expected for all selected events. If the number of adults varies for each event, please include expected attendance for each OR101 event. For example, "BUTTERFLY (30) FALSTAFF (25)" etc.

Questions?

For more information, please contact Catherine Hughes, Director of Education & Community Engagement, at education@pbopera.org.