The ARIA PEAK (Practicing Everyday Arts Knowledge) program connects high school educators with a San Francisco Opera Teaching Artist for an interdisciplinary study of opera.

The ARIA PEAK program integrates opera’s multi-disciplinary characteristics into a cross-subject curriculum, utilizing a specific opera as a prism to explore the connection of a number of subjects to a single artwork. The study of an opera can occur in multiple classrooms in the school through multiple academic disciplines and a centralized theme.

The goal of the program is to create a curriculum unit that connects artistic and creative practices with classroom learning, customized to a particular school and to specific classrooms.


Grades 9–12


4–12 class visits


A mimimum of 2 class periods; 1 or 2 three-hour initial planning/professional development meetings; and subsequent planning meetings during each school visit.


$60 per class visit for Bay Area Public Schools with 30%+ Socio-Economic Disadvantage status; $100-$250 per class per opera resource (i.e. $100 for an Adler Fellow visit, $250 for Final Dress Rehearsal attendance, etc.).

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 introduced to music, creative writing, dance, theater and visual arts.


Have questions? Email or call (415) 551-6296.