Summer Programs - Detroit Opera

Create & Perform

July 8 - 19, 2024
Ages: 8-12

Early Bird Registration fee (ends May 1, 2024): $325
Fee (after May 1, 2024): $400

Detroit Opera's Summer Program Create & Perform. Photo credit: Austin RicheyEver wanted to write, compose, and star in your own production? Create & Perform lets you do it all! In this innovative two-week program, young artists create their own stories, dances, and music compositions, culminating in a performance at the Detroit Opera House. Participants in Create & Perform get to take part in all aspects of mounting a new production, and will build their skills as performers, composers, designers, directors, and crew members while they write and perform an original opera.


Director: Emilio Rodriguez
Assistant Director: Stephanie Stoiko
Music Director: John Estell
Photo: Austin Richey


Operetta Remix

July 25 - August 9, 2024
Ages 13-18

Early Bird registration fee (ends May 1, 2024): $525
Fee (after May 1, 2024): $600

Detroit Opera's Summer Programs: Operetta Remix 2024. Photo credit: Austin RicheyOperetta Remix is perfect for aspiring artists ages 13 to 18 who want to build their skills in singing, acting, stage movement, healthy vocal technique, and audition practice. Taught by experienced opera and theatre professionals, Operetta Remix will explore scenes and songs from your favorite operettas and musicals and will culminate with a performance at the Detroit Opera House at 7:00PM on August 9, 2024.



Director: Mary Martin
Assistant Director: Ayres Went
Choreography: Olivia Kimes
Music Director: Joseph Jackson
Assistant Music Director: John Estell
Vocal Coaches: Jessica Fielder and Dorian Dillard
Admin: Stephanie Stoiko
Photo: Austin Richey


Questions about our summer programs? E-mail Director of Education Branden Hood at

Scholarships available! E-mail Mark Vondrak at


Scholarships are available for qualified students. Please click the link below to apply for a scholarship to our 2024 Summer Programs!


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