Education at the Met
The Metropolitan Opera is committed to increasing student access to opera while deepening students’ engagement with the art form. By welcoming schools to the opera house, designing classroom curricula, developing free resources for students and educators, and providing topnotch professional development, the Met’s education initiatives aim to foster new opera audiences, revitalize the field of arts education, and ensure the longevity of opera and the performing arts in New York City, across the country, and around the world.
HD Live in Schools
HD Live in Schools brings the artistry of the Metropolitan Opera to school districts across all 50 states, enabling students to enjoy current Met productions as well as a vast archive of world-class performances through Met Opera on Demand.
Access Opera: Guild Open Rehearsals for Students enables local students to attend final dress rehearsals live at the Metropolitan Opera House, as well as providing discount tickets to evening performances for schools that have participated in the program.
Through the Met Students program, full-time undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to purchase tickets to select performances at a special discount rate, attend exclusive events, and serve as campus ambassadors.
Met Opera on Demand Insights
Designed for university students and instructors, this initiative provides exclusive access to conversations with Met composers, multimedia curricular resources, and rare archival materials through institutional subscriptions to Met Opera on Demand.
Family Open Houses
Our Family Open Houses allows thousands of children and families to take part in hands-on musical explorations and experience behind-the-scenes demonstrations by members of the Met’s backstage and artistic staff.
Our Educator Guides help teachers bring HD Live in Schools offerings to life. Each of the 50+ guides comprises contextual information and historical timelines, explanatory essays and interviews, musical and textual analyses, and classroom activities for students of all ages.
Full synopses to nearly 30 operas, broken down in a few pages and told in the style of a graphic novel—all based on Met productions offered through HD Live in Schools or accessible through Met Opera on Demand. Several synopses are also available in Spanish translation.