Summer Opera Camp

Keep Singing in the Summer!


Grades 9–12: Summer Opera Camp

For talented high school boy and girl vocalists from around the country, this exciting residential camp is held on the beautiful campus of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota.

June 12-17, 2016

The opera camp includes:

  • Sessions in diction, acting and movement
  • Daily individual coachings with Minnesota Opera artistic staff
  • College, audition and career guidance

Led by Alisa Magallón, Brad Benoit, Heidi Spesard-Noble and other Minnesota Opera Artists.

Cost: $900 (includes room & board)

Contact Jamie Andrews at 612-342-9573 or for more information.


Opera Artist +

For currently enrolled college students.

June 12-17, 2016

Where do I go after I graduate from college? How do I share my love of opera beyond the stage? Opera Artist + (plus) is a new week-long residential summer camp for college-aged students to refine their craft and explore what it means to be an opera artist in the twenty-first century. Sessions will include daily one-on-one vocal coaching and movement sessions, round-table discussions with professional artists, and a mock audition. Other session will look at the increasingly important and diverse role of Teaching Artistry, including teaching opportunities both in and out of the classroom and the growing field of creative aging.

Instructors include Minnesota Opera’s Education Director Jamie Andrews and other Opera artistic staff, in addition to guest artists and lecturers.

Shattuck-St Mary’s School
1000 Shumway Drive
Faribault, MN 55201

Cost: $900 (includes room & board)

Scholarships available.


Create an Opera Camp

For boys and girls grades 3-6 (unchanged voices only). This camp is perfect for singers and non-singers alike who want to try something new!

July 11-15, 2016

Join us for this joyful and exciting summer music-making day camp for young people who like to sing! Create an Opera Camp is an incredible opportunity to experience what it takes to write, design, build, and perform an opera by creating their own masterpiece. Campers will learn about opera through hands on creation and get a sneak-peek at how Minnesota Opera puts together an opera.

Led by Alisa Magallón, Kathy Kraulik and other Minnesota Opera Artists.

Camp Location:

Minnesota Opera Center

620 North First Street

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Cost: $400 (includes all recreational activities during the camp).

Scholarships available.


Audition Information:

Recorded auditions for camp accepted until April 18.

Auditions will be held on Monday, April 4 from 6 – 8:30pm at the Opera Center, 620 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, MN. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners must come prepared with one aria or art song. Please no jazz or pop. Additional repertoire is acceptable, but please contact Jamie Andrews at before the audition.


A $25 registration fee is required for all campers prior to auditioning. If accepted, fee will be applied to final tuition.