Our education programs serve Pre-K through college audiences. 

There is something for everyone! 


Nashville Opera ON TOUR

The 2014 Opera On Tour program is SOLD OUT.

Click here to be put on our waiting list for cancellations.

Teachers, click here to download a study guide for Billy Goats Gruff.

Click here to listen to a musical sampler of Billy Goats Gruff.

HCA/TriStar and Nashville Opera On Tour presented John Davies’ Billy Goats Gruff, an operatic twist on the literary classic.  The story follows three young goats – Lucy, Ernesto, and Dandini – on their way home from school.  They attempt to cross a bridge blocked by the mean bully goat, Osmin.  The goats try to outsmart Osmin and figure out a way to soften the bully’s heart.  This contemporary retelling tackles the issue of bullying and promotes the power of kindness. 

Our student-friendly 40-minute production was sung in English and featured music from operas by Mozart, Donizetti, and Rossini.  The tour went directly into schools with full sets, costumes, audience interaction, four professional opera singers, and a pianist – all members of Nashville Opera’s Mary Ragland Young Artist Program.  

Participating schools received an extensive study guide to prepare for the performance and supplement learning in the classroom.  Schools could also request a post-performance question-and-answer session free of charge.

This program aligns with Tennessee Curriculum Standards for Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Reading, Writing, History, Social Studies, Math and Sciences.


Opera Outtakes

Perfect for middle school, high school and college audiences

This 45-minute introductory program of opera scenes and arias captures all the facets of opera!  We come directly to your school with four professional opera singers and a pianist, all members of the Mary Ragland Young Artist Program.

Participating schools will receive an extensive study guide to not only prepare for the performance, but supplement learning in the classroom.  Schools may also request a post-performance workshop free of charge.

This program aligns with Tennessee Curriculum Standards for Music, Theatre, Reading, Writing, History, Social Studies

Booking Information

The 2014 Opera On Tour program was SOLD OUT.

Cost:  $500 for one performance/$250 for any additional performances

Limited financial assistance is available.

Opera 101

Looking for the perfect introduction to opera?  This program is perfect for grades 3 - college.  Nashville Opera’s education director uses video and audio clips to provide your students with a fast paced overview of opera history.  This program can be tailored to any topic that connects opera to literature, art, history, or language.

Booking Information

Program available:  September 2012 - May 2013

Cost: $150 for schools/organizations within Davidson County

$200 for schools/organizations outside Davidson County

Contact us to sign up for this program.




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