Join our 3-week intensive opera program for high school and middle school students. This unique summer workshop is a great opportunity for eager young singers in the Bay Area. Students will work on character development, opera history, staging, performance practice, and more. All work and rehearsals prepare singers for two performances of an opera composed for young singers!



Peggy Spool, Workshop & Music Director

Peggy Spool, Workshop & Music Director

Layna Chianakas, Stage Director

Layna Chianakas, Stage Director



Dates: July 8-27

Schedule: 7/8-7/25, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM | 7/24-7/25, evening dress rehearsals | 7/26-7/27, evening performances

Ages: High school and middle school aged students. 

Location: Stone Church of Willow Glen, 1108 Clark Way, San Jose CA 95125

Cost: $750 for 3-week program



All students must audition. Please register and pay the deposit to schedule an audition.

Audition Requirements: Prepared Piece (classical or folk song is preferred) and Text Reading (text will be provided at auditon)

Audition Dates: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 5:00 PM and Saturday, March 30, 11:00 AM

 Please contact Cathy at 408-885-1746 or for more information.


Past Operas

2016 Opera Workshop: Chip & His Dog

2016: Gian Carlo Menotti’s Chip and His Dog


2017: Hans Krása’s Brundibár

Please Gimme_Gimme the Ax_Ax Me No Questions

2018: Rachel Peters’ Rootabaga Country

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