FALL: September through December
WINTER: January through March
Diller-Quaile Youth Opera provides a unique opportunity for young singers to experience the preparation and performance of opera in a supportive setting. Students rehearse and perform solos, scenes, and choruses from Baroque through Contemporary operas and staged works, with an emphasis on works composed specifically for young singers. Repertoire is customized for individual singers and the ensemble. Weekly rehearsals with a musical coach and a stage director focus on musical style, language, diction, character development, and stagecraft, leading to a performance at the end of the season. An important aspect of Diller-Quaile Youth Opera is that students have the opportunity to be mentored by and perform with professional singers. Repertoire assignments are based on age, level, and voice category. An audition is required.