SFOpera - ARIA Network Program

ARIA Network Program

Create. Build. Connect. Collaborate.

In this full-year or semester-long program, classroom teachers partner with a San Francisco Opera teaching artist to integrate opera into their curriculum. Through this partnership, classrooms learn about the elements of opera and create their own original mini-opera. 

Who It's For

Grades K-8


A minimum of two dedicated educators; participation in professional development and planning meetings.

Public School Fee 

Bay Area public schools with a 30%+ Socio-Economic Disadvantage status: $1,500 for 4-5 class participation (pro-rated for more or fewer classes). Additional scholarships are available. Other schools: Please contact us for fee information.

Application for the 2016-17 school year will be available soon.

Educators in the Network program benefit from professional development as well as access to the following opera resources:


Opera ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) is San Francisco Opera's suite of in-school arts education programs. ARIA programs connect professional, artistic and creative elements with classroom curricula. Through the lens of opera, students are exposed to music, creative writing, dance, theater and visual arts.