Education and Engagement


Summer Conservatory students performing
Teaching artist working with student
Students watching presentation

We believe that participation in the performing arts leads to deep appreciation of beauty and diverse points of view. Our programs help young people grow into curious and caring citizens with a strong sense of self and empathy for others. 

Summer Conservatory students

Opera Scouts

After our great Italian adventure in April, 2018, this cultural and performing arts ensemble for teens enters its fifth year with exciting opportunities to sing, learn, attend performances, and travel!

From September to May, we hold weekly meetings, master classes and workshops, perform at recitals and community events and attend performances all over the Bay Area.

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Sing with us - School Programs

Students participating in sing with us program
Self-expression. Confidence. Joy.

Students engage with beloved classics of the repertoire, building confidence and self-expression while exploring a panorama of colorful characters and engaging stories.

Create with us - School Programs

Commitment. Creativity. Collaboration.

Inspiring 6-12 week residencies bring out the creative artist in all students, allowing them to engage with their curricula, communities and one another in meaningful ways.

Perform with us - Community Programs

Summer Conservatory Students performing Snow Queen production
Teamwork. Responsibility. Inventiveness.

In these intensive, hands-on programs, students develop skills as singers and actors as they rehearse and perform operatic repertoire tailored to fit young voices.

2022-2023: The Year of the Artist

Program Objectives:

  • To help empower all voices with the courage to be heard

  • To bring the social-emotional and life skills of the artist into daily practice including growth mindset, collaboration, metaphorical thinking, resilience, adaptation, communication, goal setting, individuality, accountability, integrity, reflection, grit.

  • To encourage creative cycle

  • Observation-Critical thinking/Research-Opinion-Brainstorm-Expression-Reflection

  • Health, well-being, social-emotional healing and self-awareness

  • Fun and engagement with impactful aesthetic beauty


San Francisco Opera Guild engages with the community, recognizing authentic voices as they emerge through the practice of music and storytelling, and supporting young artists in their development of world view and leadership potential.


Pre-school students performing

Discover Opera

Learn about school and family programs offered by San Francisco Opera Guild and San Francisco Opera.

Opera Guild programs:

Sing a Story

Opera Together (formerly Opera à la Carte)

Book to Bravo!

Voices for Social Justice

Creative engagement, performance and composition programs for every grade level.

Opera ARIA (Arts Resources in Action):

Network Program

Residency Program

VAPA Mini-Residency

PEAK Program

Connect professional, artistic and creative elements with classroom curricula.  

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Young children exploring the opera house

Meet the Guild

Learn about our mission and rich history.

Young student in costume

Give to the Guild

Give voice to potential.

summer conservatory students take their final bow

See Programs in Action

Take a look at our memorable moments.

Questions? Contact (415) 565-3280 or [email protected].