Summer Conservatory

Perform with us!

Take the stage this summer, singing your way through three weeks of non-stop opera and theater. From vocal coaching, acting and history to the final performance of an opera, there’s a distinctive role for everyone.

Who It's For

Ages 10–18, all levels


July 6 - July 24, 2020


Program runs Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. Final performance will be held on July 24, 2020.


$975. Scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Information for Applicants

Applications will be accepted starting December 2019. Auditions are held from March through May, and will be scheduled upon receipt of application.

Program Structure

The average day is organized into two parts—three classes in the morning, plus a rehearsal block in the afternoon. Areas of study may include:

  • Singing technique and interpretation
  • Acting
  • Movement and dance
  • Music and theater theory and history
  • Scene work and character study
  • Improvisation and audition techniques
  • Speech and diction
  • Professionalism

Program includes a tour of the War Memorial Opera House and the opportunity to attend a San Francisco Opera final dress rehearsal.

Discover the World

Because exploring art and culture means exploring the world, the Opera Scouts program also presents opportunities for travel and exchange in both local and distant destinations. In April 2020 Opera Scouts are embarking on the AUSTRIA ADVENTURE to visit and perform in Salzburg, Melk and Vienna! 

Check out our recent ITALIA (IN)CANTA program featuring a 10 day musical trip to Venice, Florence and Rome:

Watch the 2018 Italia (in)canta video here!

Learn More

Questions? Please contact (415) 565-3280 or