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EDUCATION

Offering a variety of educational programs, we strive to enrich the minds and broaden the horizons of students from Pre-K all the way through the 12th grade.

Studies show that a positive experience with arts education not only encourages a lifelong relationship with the arts, but often opens windows of curiosity that lead to a new enthusiasm and discipline for learning in general. Fort Worth Opera and Children’s Opera Theatre are dedicated to expanding the horizons of young people across the state of Texas, with concentrated efforts across the North Texas area. Since 1966, Fort Worth Opera has opened millions of young minds to the colorful and exciting world of opera.

Out of an abundance of caution for our staff, singers, and young participants, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Student Night at the Opera performances for 2022. We hope to resume in 2023. We will, however have student group discounts available to our regular performances in 2022. Those groups will be subject to the same safety protocols at check in to which our adult patrons adhere. 

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Children's

Opera

Theatre

COT is dedicated to expanding the horizons of young people across the state of Texas, with concentrated efforts across North Texas. Since 1966, Fort Worth Opera has opened millions of young minds to the colorful and exciting world of opera.

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TEEN OPERA CLUB OF TEXAS

In association with the Texas Opera Alliance (TOA), provides free opportunities for any teen 13-19 years of age to learn about opera happening right now in the state of Texas.

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This 30-minute opera in one act tells the tale of a hungry, penniless, 13-year-old girl named Sally who arrives at the steps of a local General Store in Blessing, Texas during the Great Depression.

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Lesley

Resident

Artists

Lesley Resident Artists is a discovery and training program for emerging young opera singers. These driven young adults are selected through a nationwide audition process.

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Frida Kahlo

and the Bravest Girl 

in the World

Based upon the highly-acclaimed book by award-winning author and illustrator Laurence Anholt, this charming new work follows the real-life story of Marianna Morillo Safa and her friendship with famed painter Frida Kahlo.

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Masterclass

feat. FWO Lesley Artists

An opportunity for selected middle and high school vocal students to have professional coaching by our Lesley Resident Artists in preparation for the state UIL competition.

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Student to the Stage

Student to the Stage is an extremely rare opportunity for students to hear a professional singer perform an array of music, tell their history, and allow the students to ask questions.