Madison Opera offers a wide range of education and engagement activities for both adults and students.
Opera Up Close offers an in-depth look at each production, including an artist roundtable.
Community previews are offered in retirement communities, and a digital version of each preview will be available to the broader public. Find out about Digital Previews here.
High School Apprentice Program
Madison Opera’s High School Apprentice Program offers high school juniors and seniors the unique opportunity to explore 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, the apprentices receive a thorough introduction to the production process and careers in the performing arts. Many former apprentices have gone on to sing in the Madison Opera Chorus.
The program is free to students and generously underwritten by Madison Opera’s supporters.
Applications for the 2023/24 High School Apprentice Program are now closed. Applications will open for the 2024/25 in late summer 2024.
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The Deepika and Rajesh Family in Memory of Lalita Rajaraman
Now in its fourth decade, the Student Matinee program brings thousands of middle and high school students from across Wisconsin to a school-day performance at Madison Opera. In recent seasons, students have seen productions of The Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata, Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci, and Carmen.
Our 2023/24 Student Matinee was Puccini’s Tosca at 11am on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, in Overture Hall. The Student Matinee for the 24/25 Season will go on sale in Spring 2024.
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Behind the Scenes
When the curtain goes up on a Madison Opera production at Overture Center, you are transported to a new world through the culmination of days, months, and years of hard work. During our 2021 performances of Lucia di Lammermoor, we went behind the curtain to talk with some of the professionals who made that production possible.
Watch this short series of videos as they introduce themselves, share a bit about what they do, and give you a perspective audiences never see.