High School Mastery Programs
The program is designed to introduce high school students to the many aspects of technical theater employed in opera productions and the process used by creative teams to take a score/libretto from the page to the stage.
Areas addressed include scenic construction and painting, lighting and projections, properties, costuming, and stage management along with the understanding of aesthetic issues in performance planning, design, preparation, realization, and management of the production.
The hands-on studio and production program consists of after school workshops, weekend intensives, and summer opportunities taught by opera staff, visiting technical professionals, instructors, and mentors.
- Open to high school students
- Program is free to those who are accepted
- Introductory school-site demo workshops with opera production studio tours available on a limited basis
Please check back September 2017 for Fall schedule and application form.
Young technicians 2016-2017
The Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera was created in January of 2008 to encourage, nurture, and guide high school students exhibiting talent, desire, and potential for singing classical music. Program participants receive voice lessons and musical coaching by The Santa Fe Opera’s music staff as well as training in diction, music theory, and basic acting. In addition, students participate in Master Classes by visiting guest artists, attend cultural events, and have multiple opportunities to gain performance experience through studio classes, community engagement activities, and public performances. Participation in this program is free of charge, however students are asked to commit to a regular and rigorous training process. Since the inception of the Young Voices, seventy-two students have participated in the program and many are now pursuing further studies in prestigious music programs.
- Open to students entering 9th-12th grades in August 2017.
- Program is free to those who are accepted.
Please check back in Spring 2018 for the application.
Young Voices 2017-2018
National Opera Week 2017
The Young Voices of Santa Fe Opera Present Encounters with Opera
Santa Fe, NM – Venues in Santa Fe and Albuquerque will be met with pop-up opera on Saturday, November 4, during the 2017 National Opera Week, a week-long celebration of opera that takes place in cities and town throughout the country. The Young Voices of Santa Fe Opera, the company’s training program for high school students directed by Kathleen Clawson, will perform various arias and choruses. The performances take place in spaces where opera is not typically found, engaging with audiences outside of the opera scene. National Opera Week, which runs October 27 - November 5, is coordinated by Opera America. A list of nation-wide activities can be found at operaamerica.org/OperaWeek.
Watch a National Opera Week welcome video by local chairs Sandy and Sam Donaldson.
Enounters with opera SCHEDULE for November 4, 2017
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
In conjunction with the Wild Music Exhibit
Performances at 9:45am & 10:45am
Included with museum admission
1352 RUfina Cir, Santa Fe, NM, 87507
Performances throughout the venue between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Included with Meow Wolf admission.
Family Nights makes coming to the opera a more accessible experience for all, and provides an incredible opportunity for families to purchase tickets that would normally cost $100 or more.