CoOPERAtion Residency


Grades K – 12: Tailor-made Residency

This award winning residency program is a collaborative effort between your school and the Minnesota Opera. Our Teaching Artist brings a personal touch to opera through hands-on activities, performance and more. Session topics range from solo/ensemble coaching, voice lessons, career guidance, and preparing your students to attend a live performance. 

Explore the interdisciplinary nature of opera!


Grades K – 6: Opera through the Eyes and Ears of Mozart

A collaborative touring opera where students (K-6) have the opportunity to learn about and perform some of Mozart’s greatest music alongside professional opera singers! Artists will come into your opera house for a 40-minute, staged performance. Student performers are encouraged to participate. This program is ideal for students of all ages to gain their first experience with opera.

A stage or gym floor, a piano and student(s) ready to perform in the opera are required.


How do I sign up?

Contact Teaching Artist Bergen Baker at or 612.342.9554. Call soon as school dates are limited.


Length and Cost of Residencies

We suggest residencies to last at least five days in length.

Teaching Artist per visit: $150/day

Tour presentation: $650/performance


Opera Residencies are sponsored by The Medtronic Foundation.


For more information on Bergen Baker, who will visit your school as the resident teaching artist, see Ms. Baker’s biography.