Education Resources

Victorian Opera creates a wide range of education resources to help introduce and develop students' understanding of the world of opera.

Our education resources are full of general background, as well as information specific to operas which the company performs. They give access to creative processes involved in staging certain operas, and encourage students to think about the role of opera in society. Each resource is linked to Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Learning Areas, as appropriate to the intended audience. Resources also include activities that can be used in the classroom, alongside or separate to watching the production.

The resources are designed to assist students and teachers to get the most from their opera experience.

Other education resources

Opera in the classroom

Opera is a wonderfully diverse art form, that offers a wealth of opportunities across many curriculum Learning Areas. Have you considered the ways you can use opera in the classroom?

An Introduction to opera  

Looking to understand the world of opera and musical theatre? Our FAQ and Opera Glossary is a great place to start. 

Virtual Victorian Opera

Discover artist recitals and interviews from isolation, plus, we share our favourite clips from the Victorian Opera archives. Explore Virtual Victorian Opera.

YouTube Channel 

Go behind the scenes of Victorian Opera's performances and programs and relive some of our favourite moments on our YouTube Channel. Watch Videos


'The Art of Opera' is Victorian Opera's new monthly podcast. Each episode will give you a greater insight into the work of Victorian Opera, and the artistry and planning that goes into each work. Listen to the Podcast

FUSE: Find, Use, Share, Education 

Access further Victorian Opera learning resources via The Department of Education and Training's website FUSE. View Victorian Opera learning resources on FUSE.


Looking to find out more about an upcoming show or a past Victorian Opera performance? Why not read our online programmes? Download Programmes.

Opera Glossary

Discover the meaning of key terms from the world of opera with our glossary.