Previews, Classes, & Concerts Share

  • Spring Sing

    Spring Sing

    Spring Sing! brings music out of the theater and into the community by bringing together professional singers from OTSL with hundreds of community volunteers from diverse backgrounds for an annual “spontaneous” concert at an iconic St. Louis location. Click here for more information.

  • Artists-in-Residence


    Each December, Opera Theatre brings two professional opera singers and a pianist to St. Louis area schools and community organizations introducing audiences to the classically trained voice. Click here for more information.

  • Docent Programs

    Docent Programs

    Trained volunteers from the Opera Guild enhance Opera Theatre’s educational programs all year long with free classroom instruction and Docent Presentations to prepare for Young People’s Operas, dress rehearsals and special opera studies through the Music!Words!Opera! program. Adult presentations are also available for senior groups and community organizations including The Ethical Society, OASIS, Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Shepard Center.

  • Opera Previews

    Opera Previews

    These free talks give information including background on composers, historical framework, and information specific to Opera Theatre’s productions. Previews are held one hour before each curtain (7pm Wednesday-Saturday, 6 p.m. on Sundays, and 12pm for matinees) in the Community Music School Auditorum (the building just east of the theater).

    Opera Previews are generously underwritten by Mary Susman and Tom Herm.

  • Spotlight on Opera

    Spotlight on Opera

    This informative series features an engaging array of invited experts (including conductors, directors, and designers) and performances by our Gerdine Young Artists.  Programs are held at the Ethical Society at 9001 Clayton Road (63117) on Mondays in May and June. Please check back closer to the 2016 season for more information!

  • A Little Lunch Music

    A Little Lunch Music

    These three free Monday noontime concerts present performances by the artists featured in main season productions. Click here for more information. 

  • John D. Levy Master Classes

    John D. Levy Master Classes

    Each year renowned artists share insights with Opera Theatre’s Gerdine Young Artists. Please check back closer to the 2016 season for more information!

    Made possible by the Levy Family and presented in memory of John D. Levy, a founding board member of Opera Theatre.

  • Illuminating Opera with Amy Kaiser

    Illuminating Opera with Amy Kaiser

    For four Thursday and Saturday mornings in April, St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser takes you behind the music for each of our operas.  Please check back closer to the 2016 season for more information!

  • Dress Rehearsals

    Dress Rehearsals

    Each season, student groups attend orchestra dress rehearsals for each of the main season productions. Click here for more information.

    Made possible by Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis.