Opera Camp

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Opera Camp

Due to public health and safety concerns, Houston Grand Opera has canceled Sing Move Play, Create an Opera, and Art of Opera camps scheduled for June 2020. However, children ages 14-18 are encouraged to transfer registration or sign up for our new online virtual camp Discover Opera. Previously registered campers wishing to transfer their tuition should contact us at hgoco@hgo.org.  

Discover Opera 

Calling all young adventurous singers!  

Join Houston Grand Opera as we embark a journey to learn songs appropriate for auditions, develop fluency in the International Phonetic Alphabet, download the experiences from opera’s biggest stars, practice stage combat and movement to fight off villains, and strengthen acting skills in an online expedition of vocal prowess.  

Register by filling out this form: HGOco - Virtual Camp 2020 RSVP 

What: a condensed three-week journey for young singers to explore first steps in the field of professional singing through an online summer camp experience 

Why: opera is the most multidisciplined performance art form the world, and many young singers overlook the skills needed to hone early on to ensure their success in the field. This experience aims to provide a solid framework for singers to develop as a well-rounded talent.  

Who: singers ages 13-18 

Where: online platforms including zoom 


  • June 16- July 2, 2020 
  • 3 days a week (Tuesday-Thursdays) 
  • 9:30-2:45 with multiple breaks in the day, see example schedule below 


Explorer: $400  

  • Performance prep for 3 Art Songs offered in voice class format 
  • Performance prep for 2 contrasting monologues and acting techniques  
  • Stage combat for beginners 
  • Intro to Opera literature course 
  • Group conversations led by opera’s biggest stars 
  • Certificate of completion awarded to students that fulfill all requirements of courses 

Navigator: $600  

  • All benefits and participation of the Explorer experience 
  • Personalized skill building 
  • Mock audition (via video submission) with written and verbal feedback from HGO and Camp staff 
  • Performer’s resume prep 
  • Letter of recommendation from HGO staff 
  • College choice discussion with industry professionals for students and parents 

Example Schedule

Example Opera Camp Schedule





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