A Repertoire Resource for School and Community Performing Arts Organizations
Exciting new operatic works specifically written for young performers
 

 

Updated,

March 2017

 

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The Westminster Conservatory

Youth Opera Workshop
 

 

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All works and associated graphic images copyright 2002 by Michael Jacobsen and Danielle Sinclair. Use by permission only.

  
 

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Opera on YouTube

 


 

 

 

Inspire Young Performers

Kids love to perform.  Kids love to sing.
Kids love the strong emotions and larger-than-life characters of opera. 
Traditional operatic repertoire can be tremendously kid-friendly, if introduced effectively.

What better way to encourage kids' love of the art than to have them perform it themselves?
 

Challenging Repertoire

Opera is a medium for mature singers and much of the standard operatic repertoire contains musical, vocal, and dramatic demands that are either beyond the reach of young performers or inappropriate for their age.

By adapting familiar stories and elaborating on the plots to add characters and dramatic variety we have created a series of new works that are accessible and appropriate for young singers and yet are also musically challenging and artistically satisfying.

The music for each opera was arranged using the works of one great operatic composer, set in a way that mirrors each composer's own operatic style, giving each opera a cohesiveness and stylistic integrity which allows students a greater depth of understanding and appreciation for these great masters. (click here for a preview of our operas)
 

Enlighten New Audiences

Exquisite music, expressive voices, strong human emotions--opera has been thrilling audiences for hundreds of years. Why not let our kids learn for themselves what all the fuss has been about? Once this immortal music becomes a part of their lives, it will live in their hearts forever.

Please feel free to look over our site and the works we have to offer. If you would like to see a perusal score of a work, please Contact Us! we would be delighted to speak with you!
 

Michael Jacobsen & Danielle Sinclair, Directors
The Westminster Conservatory Youth Opera Workshop

 


Join a growing list of schools and opera companies that have recently staged our works!

Houston Grand Opera
Opera Idaho

Montana Lyric Opera
Opera Creations

South East Wisconsin Performing Arts

Young Peoples Opera Society of British Columbia

McLennan Community College

Opera Pacific
Opera Orlando
Cimarron Circuit Opera
Sun City Youth Opera
Toledo Opera
Sherwood Conservatory of Music
And more!!