San Francisco Opera Guild presents its ninth annual Summer Conservatory July 6-July 24, 2015. This three-week inspirational opera camp for students ages 10–18 features workshops that explore a range of operatic components. Students receive instruction in voice, music theory, movement, improvisation, language, music and theater history, acting, technical theater and much more. The program culminates in the students applying the skills they have learned to the rehearsal and performance of an opera.
Summer Conservatory is held Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at San Francisco theater company 42nd Street Moon’s headquarters in Civic Center (250 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco). In addition to the workshops and performance, the program includes a backstage tour of the War Memorial Opera House and the opportunity to attend the final dress rehearsal of a main stage production from San Francisco Opera’s 2015 Summer Season.
Auditions are required but no prior training is necessary. Applications are currently being accepted; early application is encouraged as the class size is limited to 24 people