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Seattle Opera.

For Kids & Teens

Opera for All Ages

Music is for everyone! Until we’re able to once again host in-person classes, camps, sing-alongs, vocal training, and more, we’ve created online versions for a variety of ages.

Do-It-yourself Aria Workshop (Ages 6–12)

Join our Youth & Family Programs Manager Sara Litchfied for a journey into the world of opera! In this free five-video course, you’ll sing, act, create original opera characters, and write a song inspired by your character. This course for ages 6–12 is a great way to exercise your musical and creative muscles from the safety of home. 

Start Workshop

Opera Time at the Opera Center: Early Learning (Ages 2–7)

Read together and sing together with Seattle Opera’s Opera Time! Normally held at the Opera Center, we’ve made a full series of Opera Time videos available on our YouTube channel. Each installment includes sing-alongs, an interactive children’s book reading, and sometimes a simple at-home craft. To see the list of videos and jump to your favorite, click or tap the icon in the top right corner of the video.

  • Excerpts from Hansel and Gretel  Librettist: Adelheid Wette. Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck.
  • Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo  Author: John Lithgow. Illustrator: Leeza Hernandez.
  • Mortimer  Author: Robert Munsch. Illustrator: Michael Martchenko.
  • Dragons Love Tacos 2  Author: Adam Rubin. Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri.
  • Jump, Frog, Jump!  Author: Robert Kalan. Illustrator: Byron Barton.
  • Dragons Love Tacos  Author: Adam Rubin. Illustrator: Daniel Salmieri.
  • Diva Delores and the Opera House Mouse  Author: Laura Sassi. Illustrator: Rebecca Gerlings

Performances in Place: Quaran-TEEN (everyone)

While we are all at home, members of our Teen Vocal Studio are sharing videos of how they are staying connected to music and art even when they’re not singing opera.

Seattle Opera’s Teen Vocal Studio is a unique training program for young Pacific Northwest singers who are considering a future in opera. These talented and hard-working teens receive training in musicianship, drama, auditions, and much more! Seattle Opera is proud to offer this program at no cost thanks to the support from our patrons and donors.

Opera Coloring Pages (Everyone)

Need something to keep the family entertained? Give them pages to color depicting scenes from past productions including CinderellaThe Magic Flute, and more! Illustrations by Costume Show Manager Heidi Zamora; based on photos by Philip Newton and Jacob Lucas. 

The Magic Flute

Madame Butterfly


Eugene Onegin

The Barber of Seville

Charlie Parker's Yardbird

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Last updated June 17