Educational Programs

Opera Education - The More You Know It, The More You Love It!

Opera’s fascinating tradition stems from the idea that “the more you learn, the more exciting it is!” Stories and traditions are at the core of this art form, and the Straz Center is committed to energizing the opera experience through education programs that make the final result more exhilarating.

We offer pre-performance lectures; outreaches in the schools, retirement communities and special groups; performing arts trips at the Straz Center and private events at ceremonies, programs and homes. We also offer classes and ensembles through the Vocal Arts program at the Patel Conservatory which include school-year and summer offerings. From small and large choral ensembles to private and group voice lessons, there is something for adults and children. For a full list of music course offerings, visit

"Opera Tampa just performed at our school and they were AMAZING! We are so lucky to have this outreach, and we thank you for this incredible opportunity! The singers were fantastic and captivated our students. The children are already asking when can they go and see the opera "for real"! Thank you again! Kudos to your programs! Job well done!"
-- Tracy LaBarbera Lisi, Music Specialist, Morgan Woods Elementary

Educational Programs

Opera Tampa Singers

The Opera Tampa Singers Program serves the Tampa Bay Community by educating and communicating the beauty of opera to its residents.  [more]


The Opera Tampa Singers and opera faculty bring performances, workshops and master classes to special groups, hospitals, retirement communities and the general public, as well as Pinellas and Hillsborough County school students.  [more]

Patel Conservatory Classes

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