2015 Summer Music Drama Workshop

Opera Carolina Academy


A two-week engagement featuring tailored instruction for the aspiring singing actor and -a new addition- particpation in an opera production. In partnership with Mosaic Arts, the Workshop will now feature a production of Purcell's 50-minute opera Dido & Aeneas, in which Workshop students will participate and perform.*

The Music-Drama curriculum will include elementary instruction in stage combat, stagecraft skills, theater exercises & games, musical interpretation & improvisation, and elementary movement.  The Singing technique curriculum will include basic instruction in proper breathing; laryngeal positioning & relaxation; practice exercises & tactics; song interpretation; and care of the voice. In addition to regular class instruction, students may also qualify (if they choose) to participate in master classes.  

The production of Dido & Aeneas will offer students rehearsal experience alongside local young professional artists, combining all skills and techniques explored throughout the Workshop. 

*Prior opera expreience is not required to particpate in the Workshop or in the production. 


Workshop Dates & Location

July 27-31, August 3-8*
10:00am to 4:00pm

Myers Park United Methodist Church
1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207

*Note: August 7 & 8 are exceptions to the schedule, with performances of Dido & Aeneas at 7pm each evening.


Workshop Tuition

Tuition for the week is $325. This fee includes a Music-Drama Workshop t-shirt. Financial aid is available on a limited basis. If you are interested, please contact us for more details.


Workshop Auditions & Enrollment

2014 Workshop participants may register immediately for the 2015 Workshop and do not need to audition. Current students of Academy Affiliated Teachers may also register without auditioning if a letter of recommendation is provided.

New students must audition and be accepted into the program before they may register.

Register by contacting the Academy Coordinator.

Audition Dates

Auditions for new students will be held on the following dates:

Request an audition slot by contacting us here.


General Contact Information

Email: Academy@operacarolina.org
Phone: 704.332.7177 x109