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Opera NOVA invites young people from age 12 to 18 to try out for its

Summer Institute

to be held in Arlington July 22-28


The week includes intensive opera training and education in

acting, diction, ear training/theory, music history, voice

lessons and movement. It will be followed by a performance

on July 28 at 1 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Arlington.

The institute is supported by a grant from the Mars Foundation.


Top-notch faculty will run the institute at the Woman's Club, 700 S. Buchanan St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Cost is $250, with financial aid available. Instructors include opera veterans Jose Sacin, Alex Alburqueque, Eduardo Castro and Cara Gonzalez


Applicants can audition in person or submit a video audition via YouTube. For more information, ask or call 703-209-4546.  Deadline for applications is April 30.


Opera NOVA is an Arlington-based nonprofit that produces an opera for 3,000 school children every year and concerts for underserved communities and those who have little exposure to opera in northern Virginia.       

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