Classroom Materials

These TEKS-aligned classroom materials are designed to supplement our education programming, and to help you turn opera into a learning opportunity for your students.

The curriculum files are provided in Adobe PDF format. To print, simply open and print. To download, right-click the link and choose Save or Download (or similar). If you have any problems or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at or by calling 214-443-1082.

Opera 101 PDF

The Marriage of Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


by Richard Strauss

Music Sample Links

We recommend teachers screen the following videos before showing them in class. The subject matter is difficult, and depending on the level of your students, you may want to play the audio only and explain what is happening in the story.

The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love

by Gaetano Donizetti

Music Samples

These are links to YouTube samples of one of our recent performances of The Elixir of Love.

The Elixir of Love

The Billy Goats Gruff

adapted by John Davies

Music Samples

Music samples of the characters are available at Opera Tales.

La Wally

by Alfredo Catalani 

              — OR —

  • Everything This is a ZIP file that contains all the above.

Music Sample




by Joby Talbot 

             — OR —

  • Everything This is a ZIP file that contains all the above.


Media and Music Sample Links

Because this is a world premiere, the music from the opera will not be heard publicly until its opening night performance on January 30, 2015. The samples for the lessons above were selected to showcase the wide range of Joby Talbot’s compositional style.



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