• Opera

    Pittsburgh Opera

    During Spring 2022, Pittsburgh Opera will offer four virtual sessions for MS and HS students to explore the many career paths within a professional opera company. For students who may be considering a career in the performing arts or are interested in learning more about opera from behind the scenes, these synchronous Zoom meetings will provide extensive information and also allow for conversations.

    The goal of the program is to provide in-depth information about careers in opera so that students can make informed decisions about career and college options.

    Spring 2022 Schedule (Zoom Meetings on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm):

    Session 1, February 23, 2022    

    Session 2, March 2, 2022

    Session 3, March 9, 2022

    Session 4, March 16, 2022


    Students who have already participated in this program may repeat. Students and facilitators will collaborate to choose session topics from the following:

    Discover personal arts journeys of professionals working in the arts

    Discover the music skills that opera artists find most helpful

    Discover who is working off-stage during an opera performance

    Explore career options in opera

    Hear advice from artists to younger students

    Inquire about the day-to-day life of an opera singer

    Interview resident artists about singing careers            

    Learn about all departments of an opera company      

    Learn about IPA and language requirements for classical vocalists

    Learn about paths to careers in the arts

    Learn about the unions involved in opera companies

    Learn tips for auditioning

    Observe a professional coaching

    Refine a young singer’s resume

    Uncover resources for exploring opera jobs



    Rebekah Diaz, Director of Community Engagement and IDEA Initiatives

    Marilyn Egan, Director of Education