Empowering education at every stage

Help your students learn about the world through the inspiring power of opera with HGO’s curated educational resources. With a variety of ways to bring the arts into your classroom including resident performances, study guides, and integrated learning resources tailored to any curriculum—students and teachers will have the opportunity to discover new ways of teaching and learning.
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Student Matinees

The ultimate field trip for any school. Houston Grand Opera offers select dates for daytime mainstage performances for school groups.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024 at 10:00 AM

High School Nights

Treat your students to a special evening of grand opera at downtown’s Wortham Theater Center during a High School Night performance, with discounted group tickets for high school students.

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM
learning resources

study guides

HGO offers study guides that go into the history of opera, as well as the synopsis, theme discussions, and working activities related to specific classroom performances.

The Barber of Seville in Texas
Katie: The Strongest of the Strong
The Sound of Music
Madame Butterfly

audio & visual recordings

Audio and video recordings that provide additional context to the performances, as well as alternate learning tools for students.

Katie: The Strongest of the Strong

training materials

Additional materials relating the opera to course curriculum, as well as resources for educators to utilize during group discussions and activities.

Katie: The Strongest of the Strong
Classroom & Library Programs

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Pre-K – 2
Storybook Opera
Sep. 1 -Jul. 31
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Pre-K – 2
Sing! Move! Play!
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Katie: Strongest of the Strong
Opera To-Go!
Oct. 3 -Apr. 30
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Grades 4–12
Meet our teaching artists

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Learning Programs

HGO has curated learning programs that aim to nurture a passion for the arts for community members from Pre-K through retirement. Our multi-faceted learning programs cultivate important 21st century and social-emotional learning competencies.