Opera Unlimited

Summer Day Camp Info

SUMMER YOUTH OPERA CAMP

We are very proud of our Opera Unlimited Summer Youth Opera Camp. The camp provides an enriching experience for children that is fun and rewarding. Many of our students return time and again and say that the camp is the highlight of their year. A large number of our students have gone on to major in music in college and to careers in music. Several of them credit our camp with inspiring them to pursue their music careers.

We are working on plans for our 19th Opera Unlimited Summer Youth Opera Camp in 2019. We expect that we will present a fully-staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe. We have presented Iolanthe twice in the past, in 2007 and 2013, and it quickly became one of everyone's favorites. It has lead roles for 5 boys and 6 girls and features G&S' most famous "patter songs", The Nightmare Song (or Love, Unrequited).


A scene from our 2018 presentation of Patience

Over the years, we have worked to keep our expenses low. The camp runs at a loss and we use some of our own personal money to make up the difference: it's worth it to see the joy on the kids' faces when the production comes together. Despite steadily increasing cost for renting The Highland High School Performing Arts Center, tuition for 2019 will remain $100 per student; this remains incredibly inexpensive compared with other summer activities. Families with more than one child in camp will receive a 10% discount for each child. We will also offer a $10 rebate to any family that refers a new student who attends our camp.

We will continue to offer scholarships to students who need them: if anyone would like to fund a scholarship or otherwise help support the summer opera camp, it would be gratefully appreciated (and it is a tax-deductible donation). OU's Opera Camp remains the least expensive high-quality camp experience in town. Voice lessons alone cost at least $25/half-hour.

We will meet in early May to hear the kids sing. The camp will run weekday afternoons from June 3rd through July 5th, and performances will be July 5th and July 6th. Further details will be posted when available

To sign up for the 2019 camp or for further information, please contact Cy Hoffman at choffman9@comcast.net or 505 822 0849