Student Matinee

Now in its fourth decade, the Student Matinee program brings thousands of middle and high school students from across Wisconsin to a Madison Opera performance.  The 2018/19 Student Matinee will be Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci on October 31, 2018 in Overture Hall.  We will start taking reservations in late August.

To receive Student Matinee e-mails and mailings, contact Madison Opera at 608.238.8085 or

High School Apprentice Program

Madison Opera’s High School Apprentice Program offers high school juniors and seniors the unique opportunity to explore and experience the world of professional opera. With behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals and performances, one-on-one interaction with professional artists and industry experts, and guidance on training and higher education programs, the apprentices receive a thorough introduction to the production process and careers in the performing arts.  Many former Apprentices have gone on to sing with the Madison Opera Chorus and in solo roles.

The program is free of charge, generously underwritten by Madison Opera’s supporters.

Applications for the 2018/19 program will be available in August 2018.

For more information, contact Madison Opera at 608.238.8085

Opera Guides

Madison Opera’s Click | Read | Watch | Listen guides offer an introduction to the music, history, and composers of our productions, with links to online resources, such as full scores, YouTube samples, pop culture references, and more.

Click below to download each pdf guide.

Guides for the Current Season

Guides for the 2018/19 season will be available in September.