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CCM Opera Bootcamp

Opera Bootcamp

July 11-28, 2019

Now in its 8th year, CCM Opera Bootcamp returns to its origins - iconic works for the stage and concert hall by Mozart. In just two and a half weeks, we will mount a production of the touchstone of all Italian operas, Le Nozze di Figaro, plus a Mozart concert featuring his thrilling Overture to the Impresario, the virtuosic Prague symphony and a concerto.

Advanced opera singers will have the opportunity to learn a role in its entirety, work with renowned faculty and industry professionals, and participate in daily Italian classes and coachings. The course culminates in a fully-staged performance, with orchestra, of Le Nozze di Figaro. Please note, the opera will be performed without secco recitatives

Opera Bootcamp is an intense and dynamic program designed to develop the interaction between conductor, orchestra, and singer. The skills taught at Opera Bootcamp can be applied quickly and effectively to have great impact on your success as an artist. If you are an aspiring conductor, singer, or collaborative pianist/coach… we want YOU!


  • Conductors: $2,800   
  • Collaborative Pianists/Coaches: $1,500
  • Singers: $1,000


  • Artistic Director: Mark Gibson, Director of Orchestral Studies at CCM
  • Conducting Teacher: Apo Hsu
  • Opera Coach: Kathleen Kelly - Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera


Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Daily activities include Italian classes, coaching sessions, conducting masterclasses and seminars, style classes, sight-reading and sight-singing, and staging rehearsals. Conductors will perform as supers in the production, and conduct a portion of the opera with full orchestra, and/or a segment of the orchestral concert.

Please note: There is an application fee of $85 via Get Accept'd. Enrollment for CCM Summer Programs is limited.


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