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Seattle Opera.

The Youth Opera Project

The Youth Opera Project

September 2017 - February 2018

Seattle Center and Seattle Opera Studios

$900. Financial Assistance is Available.

Seattle Opera and Seattle Public Theater are pleased to launch a new initiative: The Youth Opera Project! Students age 7–18 of all experience levels will explore stagecraft, singing, acting, dancing, and more, culminating with public performances of an opera.

Youth participants will work with professional teaching artists in a fun and safe space. We are committed to providing equitable access to the arts, so The Youth Opera Project accepts everyone ages 7–18, regardless of skill level or ability to pay. No prior experience is necessary.

Due to popular demand, The Youth Opera Project has opened an additional day of placement auditions on Saturday, September 9, for participants who were unable to join us for June auditions:

Youth Opera Project Placement Auditions
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Bathhouse Theater
7312 West Green Lake Dr. N
Seattle, WA 98103

Sign up for an audition


Rehearsals: Thursdays and Saturdays, September 2017 through January 2018.
Performances: February 2 and 3, 2018


  • Thursday rehearsals: Seattle Opera Rehearsal Studios, 200 Terry Ave. N., Seattle
  • Saturday rehearsals: Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
  • Performances: Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer Street, Seattle

Program fee: $900 ($180 per month, Sep. through Jan.)
Includes a minimum of 90 rehearsal hours with professional music and stage directors.
Financial assistance is available. For more information, email

There are four sub-groups within The Youth Opera Project. They are loosely based on grade level, with each student's individual assignment determined by a placement audition

  • Overture (grades 2-3): Rehearses on Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 PM
  • Crescendo (grades 4-6): Rehearses on Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Advanced (grades 7-12): Rehearses on Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Teen Vocal Studio (pre-college training for the serious performer): Rehearses on Saturdays, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Scene work and stagecraft rehearsals for all participants in The Youth Opera Project are on Saturdays, 2:00-4:30 PM.

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Registration and Payment Information:

  1. Fill out the online placement audition request form.
  2. Once accepted into the program, you will receive a registration package.
  3. Submit the completed registration package before the deadline.
  4. Payment is due before the start of the program. If you need financial assistance or would like to set up a payment plan, simply email for further information.

Refund Policy: Students who wish to withdraw from The Youth Opera Project prior to the first session will be refunded the full amount less a $50 registration fee. A refund will be issued in the same manner with which the tuition was paid and will arrive within 2 weeks. To request withdrawal, please email or call 206.676.5566 before the start of the first session. If withdrawing mid-year, a pro-rated refund from the 1st of the next month and forward will be issued.


Questions? Email

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