Maryland Opera camp
June 24-July 27, 2019
Maryland Opera is delighted to announce an exciting and significant opportunity for your talented singers! We are sponsoring an Opera Camp this summer for 30 vocally talented students to take place from June 24 to July 27 at the Lyric Opera House and the historic St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
This program will be by audition only and completely free of charge to those selected. This program was first implemented in the summer of 2010 and is highly successful in promoting students’ awareness of opera and the vocal and theatrical arts. Our graduates have gone on to major educational institutions and careers.
Daily sessions (Monday through Friday) will last from 9am to 4pm and will include breakfast and lunch. Campers will receive vocal and dramatic instruction, as well as master classes from professionals in the world of stage management and direction, make-up and wigs, lighting and design, and others. They will also receive field trips to other cultural venues, including the American Visionary Art Museum. They will create, produce and perform an opera on the stage of the Lyric for their final project. The 2019 Opera Camp will focus on Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” in arias and scenes.
We are looking for Maryland High School students in grades 9 through 12 for this program. Potential campers should have vocal aptitude, an interest in opera, movement and theatre, and will need to be able to commit to the entire session, which will last from June 24 to July 27 from 9:00am to 4:00pm (Holiday Break on July 3/4/5). There will be no cost whatsoever to the campers, but they will need to provide their own transportation to and from the facility. The Final Performance will be July 27 at 12noon in the Lyric Opera House.
We again have to stress that in order to receive maximum benefit from the program and to ensure its success the campers will have to be able to commit to the entire five-week program. Auditions will be Saturday, March 9 from 10am-2pm and Monday, March 11 from 4pm-7pm by appointment only at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218. Singers will need to prepare two songs/arias to sing and take part in a brief interview in which they should be prepared to let us know how much they would like to be considered for this opportunity.
Please contact Jim Harp, Program Founder and Director, at
or 410-591-2853 for more information.
We want to thank you immensely for your incredible camp. You and your team did an amazing job with the kids, and the joy that each of them presented was palpable.
-- Nicky and Kenny Carpenter