Secondary Schools

Inspire your students with the transformative power of storytelling through song and theatre.


Bring opera into your classroom with a diversity of choices across our 2020 season.

Each production is supported by Education Resources that align with Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Learning Areas. Through these resources, students can explore the processes behind opera production, the background of the work, and its relevance to the present day.

Discounted group prices for school bookings are now available for all mainstage productions. Student prices are $25 per student with one complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 students booked.


The Who's Tommy [POSTPONED TO 2021]

Peter Townshend

Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Friday 14 August, 7.30pm [POSTPONED]
Saturday 15 August, 7.30pm [POSTPONED]
Tuesday 18 August, 7.30pm [POSTPONED]
Wednesday 19 August, 7.30pm [POSTPONED]
Thursday 20 August, 7.30pm [POSTPONED]
Friday 21 August, 7.30pm [POSTPONED]
Saturday 22 August, 1:00pm [POSTPONED]

Tommy’s traumatic childhood leaves his senses paralysed, but despite being deaf, dumb and blind, the teenager plays a mean pinball game. His extraordinary talent catapults him to international superstardom in this inspiring story of hope, healing, and triumph over adversity.

Recommended for Years 10–12.

Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City) [CANCELLED]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Friday 21 August, 7:30pm [CANCELLED]

Unable to deal with the death of his wife, Paul retreats from the world to live in his memories. When he meets a dancer who bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife, his emotional state rapidly unravels leading to hallucinations.

Die Freunde von Salamanka (The Friends of Salamanca)

Franz Schubert

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

Friday 25 September, 7.30pm
Saturday 26 September, 3.00pm 
Saturday 26 September,

Alonso, Diego and Fidelio live a carefree existence in the Spanish university town of Salamanca, surrounded by hills and vineyards. Alonso needs a little help from his friends to rescue his love Olivia from the idiotic Count Tormes, so they devise a cheeky prank to ensure she falls for Alonso. Love is in the air when the two groups of friends meet.

To make a group booking, call Arts Centre Melbourne on 1300 182 183.



Complete your work experience with Victorian Opera and get hands-on experience with the elements behind opera production.

We welcome students who have a genuine curiosity about any aspect of the performing arts industry, in particular opera and musical theatre. Students who are accepted for work experience will be exposed to the different departments that make up Victorian Opera, not just performance elements.

Applications for work experience in 2020 are now closed. More information about our 2021 Program will become available in January 2021.

For any further information, please contact Education Manager Ioanna Salmanidis on (03) 9012 6659 or