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Seattle Opera.

The Youth Opera Project

The Youth Opera Project

October 2018 - March 2019

Seattle Center and Seattle Opera Studios

$950. Financial Assistance is Available.

Presented by Seattle Opera in Partnership with Seattle Public Theater

Returning for its second year after a successful 2017/18 production of Robin Hood, the Youth Opera Project is a comprehensive opera training program designed to guide youth through the journey of producing an opera. Students age 7–18 of all experience levels will explore stagecraft, singing, acting, dancing, and more, culminating with public performances of an opera at Cornish Playhouse in March.

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 opportunities for youth and families to experience opera. Limited financial assistance is available.


Rehearsals: Thursday evenings and Saturdays, October 2018 through March 2019
Performances: Four performances March 1, 2, and 3, 2019


  • Rehearsals: Seattle Opera Rehearsal Studios at Seattle Opera's new home adjacent to McCaw Hall
  • 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.
Limited financial assistance is available. For more information, email

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)
  • Crescendo (intermediate chorus)
  • Advanced Ensemble (teens)

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


Placement auditions for The Youth Opera Project were held on June 14 & 16, 2018. There may be limited opportunities for additional auditions on an individual basis before August 1, 2018. Please email if you are interested in an audition.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:00 PM         
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Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00 AM         
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