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Summer Opera Camp

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Make your entrance into the world of opera!

2019 Summer Opera Camp
July 22 – August 2, 2019
(Monday – Friday)

Michael & Ginger Frost Production Arts Building
712 E 18th St, KCMO 64108


Entertaining, enriching and challenging, Lyric Opera Summer Camp provides an introduction to the many facets of opera and helps young people develop as singer/actors.

Are you ready for your entrance?

Summer Opera Campers will study a beloved opera on our upcoming Main Stage season (to be announced in February 2019) – which also includes a children’s chorus. We’ll train everyone on what it takes to be a part of a professional opera, and we’ll learn the children’s chorus music and make sure anyone who wants to audition for our Main Stage production feels confident and ready to do their very best.

We’ll do our own performing, too. Younger campers will be featured in Mystery on the Docks, and older campers will work with opera professionals on music, languages and acting as they prepare and present a new art song and opera scene. Early Bird’s will have their own music and tech/design projects.

Last Day Activities and Program:
On the final day of camp, August 2, early bird campers will arrive at 8:30 am as usual, but all other campers will join us at 10:00 am for a final rehearsal of our program. Then at 11:30 am we invite parents and friends to bring in food for a camp potluck, which will begin at noon. At 12:30 pm there will be an optional facility tour for those done eating. We’ll begin our program at 1:00 pm or as soon as everyone is done eating. Fond farewells at approximately 2:30 pm.

Hours and Fees:
Regular Camp – $395
Grades 3-7, 11:00 am-3:30 pm (Extended stay available until 4:30 pm); Grades 8-12, 11:00 am-4:30 pm

Early bird classes every morning, 8:30 am – 10:30 am – $100

For more information, contact Director of Education and Engagement, Linda Ade Brand.

Limited need-based scholarships

Lyric Opera provides a limited amount of need-based scholarships for camps as funding allows.  Funding for scholarships is not guaranteed.

Interested in a scholarship?  Great letters from kids and their teachers help us recruit generous donors.  Please send a letter from your student telling us about what they love about music, singing, acting, design, painting, construction – everything that goes into an opera.  Then they should talk about why they’d like to come to camp.  This should be paired with a letter from a school music or theater teacher or private music or theater teacher, telling about why this particular student would benefit from such an experience.  The sooner we get letters, the sooner we can match them up with potential donors.

Deadline to apply for a scholarship is June 21, 2019.


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