For our second year, OYO held a two week Summer Workshop culminating in sold-out performances. 2013 saw OYO singers take on the world of Italian Opera-- including learning stage combat & fencing.


The Opera Workshop is open to all young artists who wish to explore the operatic art form. Designed for singers ages 8-13, prior singing experience is not necessary. Emphasis on diction, Bel Canto technique, stagecraft, full ensemble Opera scenes as well as individual coaching with vocal coach and pianist. We will perform traditional opera scenes suited for young voices. Singers will have the opportunity to be introduced to classic operatic tales and symphonic overtures as well as improvise their own operas. Instruction will be given in movement, diction and drama. Each singer will have the opportunity to perform as part of an ensemble and as a soloist alongside professional guest artists, culminating in a live performance. Workshop runs M-F from 930am-2:30pm.




The Opera Studio is designed for singers 14-21 years of age with singing experience. Studio is for past participants in OYO workshops or those with classical vocal experience.  This auditioned ensemble of young artists of exceptional talent and drive, emphasizes scene work, individual coaching, diction, vocal technique and in-depth character study. Emphasis will be placed on dramatic interpretation of librettos and arias through scene work and musical coaching. In addition instruction will be given in vocal health, pedagogy and Alexander technique. This is a safe and supportive environment in which the student has the opportunity to utilize all they are learning through a live performance at the end of camp.  Studio runs M-F from 9:30am to 2:30pm.