2022-23 Access Opera Registration

This season, we have 9 final dress rehearsal opportunities through the Access Opera program, as well as professional development workshops for teachers. Please see below for the list of options and links to registration pages.    


Descriptions of each opera can be found in the program guide. Click a photo below for a link to the complete opera synopsis. Please contact Stefanie Izzo at sizzo@operaed.org if you have any questions or would like assistance in selecting an appropriate opera for your student group. 

FINAL Dress rehearsal options 2022-23


The current policy of the Met Opera is that any attendee must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter the opera house, with no exceptions. While it is possible that this may change by the start of the season in the fall, we ask that you take this into consideration when planning your school field trip.


Our top priority is the safety of the Met audiences, artists, orchestra, chorus, and staff. In consultation with medical and public health experts, the Met will be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for audiences, who will be asked to show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the Met. All artists, orchestra, chorus, and staff will have to do the same. In compliance with the CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, the audience will be at full capacity. Audiences will be required to maintain appropriate face coverings in accordance with current CDC guidelines when attending performances.


Vaccine Requirements

  • All audience members must be fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you have received a second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or two weeks after you have received a single-dose vaccine.

  • The Met will need to see proof of vaccination against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or by the World Health Organization (WHO):

                           ° Pfizer / BioNtech Comirnaty
                          ° Moderna
                          ° Johnson & Johnson / Janssen
                          ° AstraZeneca
                          ° SII/Covishield
                          ° Sinopharm
                          ° Sinovac-CoronaVac

  • All audience members must provide in-person verification of vaccination. Prior to entering the Met, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination through the CLEAR app (if available to you), the Excelsior Pass (for New York State residents), the NYC COVID Safe app (for New York City residents), or an original physical vaccination card or photograph of it. If using Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe app, or a vaccination card, you must present photo ID along with your vaccine proof. Trained individuals will review your proof of vaccination as you arrive at the Met. Learn more about vaccination verification options accepted by the Met here

  • All audiences will be asked to sign a Covid-19 waiver when purchasing tickets. If you do not complete this prior to arrival, you will be asked to complete it on arrival to the event.

Professional development 2022-23

Each year, the Guild offers complimentary professional development courses for Access Opera teachers as part of their school’s participation in the program. The Guild is an approved sponsor of CTLE credit hours, and any NYS teacher looking to take advantage of this will be able to do so during all offered PD sessions.

At least one teacher from each Access Opera school is expected to attend a minimum of one of the following professional development options as part of their school’s participation in the program.


Is your school interested in bringing opera to students in lower grades? Is travel to the opera house not possible for your  school? Check out our in-school performance tour- CLICK HERE for more info