Education and Outreach

The Portland Opera's Education and Outreach program prides itself on providing our entire community with access to opera.  Our goal is to provide quality performances and information to foster an appreciation for opera at all ages.

We offer an array of student programs to accompany our mainstage operas, including Student Dress-Rehearsals, discounted rush tickets, backstage tours and comprehensive study guides.


Our yearly touring program, Portland Opera To Go visits more than 70 schools and community venues around the state of Oregon, performing an approachable, 50-minute, English-language version of a popular opera.

With all of the options for students, over 20,000 students yearly experience opera and how the arts impact their lives.

For adults, we provide custom lectures, workshops and concerts for various community groups around the state.  Also, in addition to our pre-curtain talks held at the Keller before each performance, we offer community previews, discussions, lectures and concerts all based around our season.  Find out more about our community events, senior and military rush tickets, Arts for All and other upcoming events.  To stay up to date on all of our exciting offers, sign up for our Operabuzz e-newsletter.

We invite you to enjoy our offerings to further enhance your opera experience.