Resource Center

Central City Opera offers resource materials for teachers, students and opera goers.  Teacher/student resource guides connect performances to classroom curriculum and learning goals for K-12 students. Study materials and activities may also be used by families or adults who wish to learn more about opera or specific productions.  Please click on the appropriate items in the lists below. We are continually adding new items to the Resource Center. If there’s something you cannot find here, please email your questions to us at



How the West Was Sung Study Guide (pdf)

Frontier history comes alive through the stories of Leadville Silver King Horace Tabor and his beautiful wife Baby Doe; Molly Brown, known as Unsinkable; Clara Brown, freed slave and Colorado Pioneer; and other assorted western characters.


En Mis Palabras – English Study Guide (pdf)

For ages 10-18 and families. This 50-minute bilingual (English/Spanish) opera addresses the universal theme of coming of age - finding your own voice and learning who you are amid parental expectations and peer influences. Resource guide includes lesson plans in language arts and social studies.


En Mis Palabras – Spanish Study Guide (pdf)

Para familias y jóvenes de edades entre 10 y 18. Esta ópera bilingüe (Ingles/Español) aborda el tema universal del paso de la niñez a la adultez – el hallar nuestra voz propia, aprendiendo quienes somos en el entorno de las expectativas de nuestros padres y la influencia de nuestros pares. La guía de recursos contiene planificaciones de clases de lenguaje y estudios sociales.


Mozart & Co. Study Guide (pdf)

Scenes based on great literature and fairy tales. Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm, and more. 


Central City Opera scholarships

Scholarships, funded by generous foundations and individuals, are granted to qualified schools, organizations and students. Download a school scholarship application here or community organization scholarship application here.

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Thank you to the Xcel Energy Foundation for their generous support of our Education and Community Engagement programs!