Youth Opera ExperienceDelaware Valley Opera and
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts


August 10 – 23, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grades 2-6

Continuing our partnership with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Youth Opera Experience is a week of fun and music. Young people will rehearse, design, and perform in the original opera Rumpelstiltskin. Acting games, arts & crafts, dancing, singing, and a songwriting workshop with opera professional Evan Mack are included.

Youth Opera Experience

Meet and Greet Reception
August 10th 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Youth Opera Experience commences with an opportunity for participants and their families to meet the program teachers and staff and learn about the two-weeks of fun and creativity to come.

August 23rd at 11 a.m.

Come join the Youth Opera Experience participants for a performance of Rumpelstiltskin, a children’s opera that will be the culmination of their two-week experience.

$250 per participant. To apply, please complete the Youth Opera Experience Registration Form. A limited number of scholarships are available, click here for more information on scholarships.

Throughout the week, participants will experience the thrill of live performance, and will gain understanding in all facets of production, both onstage and behind-the-scenes. Participants will study singing, stage movement, dance, costuming, set design, prop design, and publicity, and will participate in theater games and improvisation exercises. The Youth Opera Experience will culminate with a performance, with the program participants taking on roles both onstage and backstage. The performance will be open to family and friends of the opera program as well as to the general public.

Youth Opera Experience will inspire a deeper appreciation and understanding of opera and the performing arts and provide young people with a sense of empowerment through the arts. The program is designed for youth with a range of backgrounds in the performing arts, from those who have no experience to those with a strong background.

Video from 2012 Youth Opera Experience