As the state opera company for Queensland, our mission is to bring opera to all Queensland students, regardless of where you live.

For more than 15 years, Opera Queensland has enabled thousands of school students right across Queensland to enjoy their first experience of opera.

Having reached as far as north as Normanton and west to Mount Isa, Windorah, and Longreach, Opera Queensland offers a dedicated program for primary and high school students to introduce and nurture students’ understanding of opera.

From touring productions to online tools, school children and teachers right across Queensland can experience the joy of opera.

All our resources are linked to Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Learning Areas and include activities that can be used in the classroom, alongside or separate to watching the production.

Our School Tours offer teachers and students all over Queensland a fun and creative educational experience.

Participating schools enjoy:

  • Resources including a teachers’ support pack
  • Pre-production discussions with our music and learning experts
  • A day-long workshop with our team of arts educators and performers
  • A performance to enjoy with family, friends and schoolmates


Teacher Resource Kits

Show-specific teacher resource kits are supplied with all bookings of Hansel & Gretel.

The kits are designed with links to the Australian curriculum and are created by specialist arts teachers in collaboration with opera Queensland teaching artists. They include information on the artform of opera, the making of the productions, and a plethora of activities to extend on the learning experience before and after students see the production.

School Residencies

School residencies offer flexible arts engagement opportunities for primary and secondary students.

In these programs, students work with our highly skilled teaching artists to discover their creative potential through voice, movement, and drama classes that are specially tailored to their abilities.
Residencies can range from a single workshop during lunchtime, to a week-long intensive program, to a more extensive semester-long after-school program.

At the end of the residency, schools may choose to stage a performance for their students to showcase what they have learnt for their peers and families.

Residencies can focus on key areas including:

  • Skills development for students and teachers
  • Practical workshops which support curriculum-based teaching
  • Performance experiences
  • Assistance with existing school productions
  • Mentorship in preparation for university, audition preparation

Please email lrc@oq.com.au or call 07 3735 3030 to discuss a tailored experience for your school, or book a visit from Opera Queensland.

Find out more about our Schools Programs