Education and Outreach

Making opera enjoyable and accessible to audiences of all ages is an important part of the Opera Southwest mission. A variety of programs, all of them infused with our passion for live opera, serves Albuquerque’s children, youths and adults. Offerings range from introducing opera to those who have never experienced it to – for the avid fan – enhancing the experience of enjoying the unamplified, classically trained voice.

We invite you to participate in our educational programs and improve your own opera experience!

Pre-Performance Talks – learn what to listen and look for

About 45 minutes prior to the start of each performance, Maestro Anthony Barrese presents a 20-minute introduction that prepares ticketholders to better enjoy the opera. These pre-performance talks are held in one of the small theatres adjacent to the Journal Theatre; look for the sign or inquire at the box office.