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Summer opera camp | see yourself on stage

OVERTURE is Pensacola Opera’s one-of-a-kind summer experience for students ages 8-13. Taking place July 18-22, this week-long day camp will teach children about the magic and excitement of live theatre by placing them right at the center of the action. From creating original sets and props to starring in all roles, campers will work together to present a fully staged and rehearsed 40-minute production of Puccini’s La bohème, in anticipation of our mainstage production next season. A cohort of experienced music educators—along with special guest clinicians—lead children through this unforgettable, music-filled week.

Camp Information

Who | OVERTURE is geared toward children ages 8 to 13 with any interest and experience level.

What | Over the course of a week, children will work with experienced theatre professionals, musicians, and music educators to put together their own unique production of Puccini’s La bohème, in anticipation of our mainstage production next season. From creating sets and costumes, to learning their own roles, campers will take part in all aspects of creating an exciting performance. In addition to the production, sessions will also be hosted on topics such as:

  • Stage movement
  • Dance
  • Vocal warmups & technique
  • Music reading & theory

When | July 18-22, 2022
9 am – 2 PM, Monday – Thursday
12 PM – 5 PM, Friday
5 PM – Final performance for families

Where | OVERTURE will be held at:

Pensacola Opera Center
75 S Tarragona St.
Pensacola, FL 32502

Why | Get hands-on, behind the scenes experience learning what goes into putting together an opera and being a performer. Plus, it’ll be tons of fun!

Tuition Information

Participation in the summer 2022 OVERTURE program is $125 per child, which includes all materials, music, instructors, professional photos, and light refreshments. Campers are required to provide a “sack lunch” for each day of camp. 

Scholarship opportunities may be available for those in need. Contact Cody Martin, Director of Education to request more information.

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