ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Going beyond the ordinary field trip experience, Student Dress Rehearsals at Opera Omaha offer students a deep, meaningful encounter with many of the elements that bring the productions to the stage and a chance to see how a show is fine-tuned while watching many of the professional artists, technicians and managers in action.

Dress rehearsals are a great opportunity for students to experience an opera performance and see artisans at work before the show opens to the public. We are privileged to be able to offer our students and chaperones this amazing opportunity for FREE.

ABOUT THE OPERAS

Madama Butterfly

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Orpheum Theater
Arrival at 6 pm | Performance 7:00 – 9:15 pm
One of the most beloved operas in the repertoire, local visual artist Jun Kaneko’s world-famous and critically acclaimed production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly returns to Opera Omaha.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

The Abduction from the Seraglio

Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Orpheum Theater
Arrival at 6pm | Performance 7:00 – 9:10 pm
Filled with glorious melodies and spectacular musical fireworks that only Mozart could write, this new production gives the exotic setting of this opera a Twentieth Century twist.
Sung in German with English supertitles

The Capulets and the Montagues

I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | Orpheum Theater
Arrival at 6pm | Performance 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Bellini’s beautiful melodies embody the heart-breaking drama of the same early fable that inspired Shakespeare’s most famous play.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

STUDENT DRESS REHEARSAL GUIDE

More information about the Student Dress Rehearsal experience is available in the Student Dress Rehearsal Program Guide. We hope this guide will help you prepare so you and your group feel right at home.

Teachers must read the Student Dress Rehearsal Guide before requesting Reservations.

VIEW STUDENT DRESS REHEARSAL GUIDE

RESERVATIONS

Reservations are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Season.

Reservations must be made by teachers or program staff who will be accompanying students. Prior to requesting reservations, teachers must review the Student Dress Rehearsal Program Guide.

RESERVATIONS

CONTACT

Opera Omaha is dedicated to empowering school communities to provide arts learning opportunities for all students. If you have questions or suggestions about how we could make the Student Dress Rehearsals or opera more engaging for your students, please let us know! For more information please contact:

Lauren Medici, Director of Engagement Programs
lmedici@operaomaha.org
(402) 346-7372

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN REGISTER?
Reservations must be made by teachers or program staff who will be accompanying students.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Register your students online

WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?
Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the dress rehearsal date.
Madama Butterfly registration closes on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, The Abduction from the Seraglio registration closes on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, and The Capulets and the Montagues registration closes on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

WHAT AGE CAN ATTEND DRESS REHEARSALS?
Student Dress Rehearsals are recommended for students in grade six and above. Please contact Opera Omaha if you have specific questions about content or appropriateness.

HOW MANY CHAPERONES NEED TO ATTEND?
One adult chaperone per every 10 students in attendance is required, regardless of the age/grade of students.

WHEN SHOULD WE ARRIVE?
Groups are expected to arrive in the lobby area of the Orpheum Theater at 6:00pm, no later than one hour prior to the start of the rehearsal. There will be a Prelude Talk at 6:30pm, and Dress Rehearsals start at 7:00 p.m..

WHERE SHOULD WE PARK?
If you are traveling by bus, buses will unload on South 16th Street in front of the Orpheum Theater. Bus parking is available on South 15th Street in the back of the theater. This parking is based on first come, first serve.
If you are traveling by car, there is metered parking available around the theater. Alternatively, you may park in the Omaha-Park Two parking garage on Harney Street, between South 13th and 14th Streets, there is a $2.00 hourly rate per vehicle for parking.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
You can dress up or down, but make sure you wear something that makes YOU feel comfortable. Some people like to dress up to come to the opera, and some come in jeans.

WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR TEACHERS?
Opera Omaha prepares a study guide for each Student Dress Rehearsal, which is sent to teachers approximately one month in advance of the Student Dress Rehearsal.

WHAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL?
Any changes in a school’s attendance status should be communicated to Opera Omaha