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Youth Opera Chorus

Seattle Opera’s Youth Opera Chorus provides a fun, engaging, and robust experience learning the art of collaborative singing. Weekly sessions offer each chorister the opportunity work with accomplished professionals in the field, singing in a variety of languages while developing stage, acting, and movement skills. In addition to performance opportunities, choristers will have access to behind-the-scenes tours, meeting artists, workshops, and open rehearsals. No experience required!

Auditions January 31, 2015; 10:00 a.m. (The Studios, 1801 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98121)

Contact: Mark Allwein, Youth Programs Assistant (206) 676-5566 or Mark.Allwein@SeattleOpera.org for more information or to schedule an audition time.

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Abra-cadabra: Scenes of Magic, Spells and Potions, Grades 2-6

April 6-10 or 13-17; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In this spring break camp, boys and girls spend their days off in this fantastically fun camp learning musical scenes of magic, spells, and potions. We’ll stage our scenes and present them to friends and family at the end of the week. Cost: $325, financial assistance is available.

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Magic Flute Opera Camp, Grades 3-6

July 6-17; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This 2-week camp will explore the fanciful story of Mozart’s Magic Flute. We will stage scenes and sing excerpts from this timeless story in an age-appropriate adaptation. We will explore basic acting techniques and healthy singing in an inviting and nurturing environment, spending time under the sun as well as in the theater. Cost: $650, financial assistance is available.

Scenes and Songs Opera Camp, Grades K-2

July 13–17; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This 1-week camp will be chock full of fun, singing, and movement. With a focus on healthy singing and character exploration, students will learn to perform musical theater scenes. We will spend time outside under the sun, as well as instructional time in the theater. Cost: $150, financial assistance is available.


Teen Opera Players

Teen Opera Players offers teens who are interested in vocal performance a variety of experiences with vocal coaching, stage movement, dance, and diction for singers. There are opportunities for solos, duets, and quartets to help build independent singing skills, and for those who prefer ensemble singing, there are many opportunities too! These workshops are for teens who want to expand their musical theater and operatic repertoire while sharpening their stage skills. No prior experience necessary to join in the fun!

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Grades 7-12

July 6–17; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join us as we explore hill, dale, and wander through the magical world of Britten’s setting of Midsummer Night’s Dream and other settings of Shakespeare. We’ll spend 2 weeks of merriment while acting, dancing, and singing. Cost: $650, financial assistance is available.

Teen Opera Players Studio

Teen Opera Players Studio offers a deeper performance education, at a pre-conservatory level, for the serious performer. TOP Studio includes:

  • opportunities to perform monthly
  • performance classes
  • masterclasses
  • backstage experiences
  • acting lessons
  • vocal coaching
  • diction for singers

Interested teens are invited to audition for the TOP Studio on September 30, 2014. To request an audition time, please contact Mark.Allwein@SeattleOpera.org

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Contact: Mark Allwein, Youth Programs Assistant (206) 676-5566 or Mark.Allwein@SeattleOpera.org for more information or to schedule an audition time.

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