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Secondary Programs

Secondary Programs

Vancouver Opera’s Programs for Schools and Children:
Secondary Programs (Grades 8 to 12)

Creative Learning inspired by performance

The Opera Lab is a set of digital resources for secondary teachers that can be used in the classroom or at home. Inspired by the content of VO’s Digital Season, each resource package includes online access to one of this season’s four operas, background information on the production, and a series of activities for students that address the Big Ideas in the arts, humanities, and career education curricula for students in Grades 8 to 12.

Opera Lab is now available for VO’s production of The Music Shop.

Richard Wargo's The Music Shop premieres Saturday March 13, 2021.

Educators will be provided with the following:

  1. A downloadable study guide
  2. Two activity-based videos taught by VO Teaching Artists
    (roughly 5-15 mins in length each)
  3. The opportunity for a virtual, interactive info session or lecture/demonstration with our Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists or Teaching Artists.

To sign up for Opera Lab:

  1. Purchase a single-performance ticket for your classroom to The Music Shop, premiering Saturday, March 13 at 7:30PM, and
  2. Email Jacci Collins at and let us know the email address you used to purchase your ticket.

Our Study Guide for Carmen: Up Close and Personal
is also now available:

Did you know educators get special access to Carmen: Up Close and Personal? Contact Jacci Collins for more information.

Download Study Guide

Find out more about Vancouver Opera’s 2020-2021 Season Subscription

(Grade 12 Only)

The Capstone Mentorship Program is designed to support Grade 12 students interested in the arts in completing their cumulative project for Career Education 12. Students selected for the program will be matched with staff and/or artists from Vancouver Opera. Mentorships are available in every area of the company including artist development, arts administration, and production.

We are now at capacity for this program for the 2020–2021 Season.

Please stay tuned for future openings or similar offerings For more information about our Virtual Learning programs, please contact Jacci Collins at