The breadth and depth of education and community programs at Boston Lyric Opera ensure that your opera experience doesn’t begin and end with the curtain. Opera fans of all ages and experience levels can get closer to opera through …

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Sonic Story Lab - Every piece of music tells a story. In this project-based residency, students learn about the role of music in storytelling.




Schools & Youth

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Music! Words! Opera!

Teachers lead their students through the study of an operatic masterwork and apply what they’ve learned to creating an original opera in the classroom.


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Open House

The annual Open House features free performances, backstage tours, and musical activities for music lovers of all ages.



Signature Series & Reception

These provocative preludes to the operas in BLO’s season take place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and, through film, visual arts, theater and music, highlight a theme in the opera.

Opera Night at BPL

Opera Night at the BPL

This series of lectures and mini-performances at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square will prepare you for an enjoyable evening at the opera.

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Pre-Performance Lectures

Insight into BLO's productions is provided right in the Shubert Theatre of the Citi Performing Arts Center prior to each performance.