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The Youth Opera Project

The Youth Opera Project

SEPTEMBER 2020 – February 2021

The Opera Center, 363 Mercer St

$950. Financial assistance is available.

The Youth Opera Project is a comprehensive opera training program designed to guide youth through the journey of rehearsing and performing a fully staged, fully produced youth opera. Students age 7–18 of all experience levels will explore singing, acting, dancing, and more, culminating with public performances of an opera at Cornish Playhouse in the spring.

Youth participants will work with professional teaching artists in a fun and safe space. The Youth Opera Project accepts everyone ages 7–18, regardless of skill level. No prior experience is necessary. 

Seattle Opera is committed to providing equitable access to the arts. Financial assistance is available.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Rehearsals: Thursday evenings and Saturdays, September 2020 through February 2021
Performances: February 12, 13, and 14, 2021
Exact program dates subject to change.

Locations:

  • Rehearsals: The Opera Center, 363 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109
  • Performances: Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer Street, Seattle

Program fee: $950 ($190 per month, Oct. through Feb.)
Includes a minimum of 90 rehearsal hours with professional music and stage directors.
Seattle Opera is committed to providing equitable acess to the arts. Financial assistance is available. For more information, email programs@seattleopera.org.

Participants are organized into groups based on age and skill level, with additional consideration based on a placement audition. The age groups are:

  • Overture (preparatory chorus): ages 7–8
  • Crescendo (intermediate chorus): ages 9–12
  • Advanced Ensemble (teens): ages 13–18

Participants are also joined by members of the Teen Vocal Studio, Seattle Opera's college preparatory training program.

AUDITIONS

Auditions for the 2020/21 Youth Opera Project will take place on June 20 and 27, 2020, at the Opera center.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00 AM
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Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:00 AM
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