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Access Opera ON TOUR

We are excited to once again present our original in-school performance program geared towards NY/NJ area students in grades 2-5 in the 2022-23 school year.

The presentation will include four professional singers and a pianist, in an original staged compilation of some of opera’s best-known characters and musical numbers. The 2022 performer roster consisted of Melanie Spector (soprano), Melisa Bonetti (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Michael Brent (tenor), Young Kwang Yoo (baritone), and Eric Sedgwick (piano). Any changes to casting in 2023 will be announced.


Each presentation will last approximately 35 minutes, and will introduce young audiences to the operatic genre from the comfort of their own school auditorium or classroom. Interactive elements for student and teacher audiences will also be included.

This year, we have two tour date ranges from which schools can choose:

WINTER TOUR DATES: January 30 — February 17, 2023
SPRING TOUR DATES: May 1 — 19, 2023

*No tours on May 2nd or 17th

Bookings can be made through the Guild’s School Programs department for a fee of $2,000 per performance. Scholarships may be available to schools for whom this fee would present a hardship.  The program is produced with support from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.


For more information, please contact



Our top priority is the safety of our school partners, staff, and performers. The Guild has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all its staff and artists.