Opéra Fantastique

Opéra Fantastique

A Unique Educational Experience

Opera Night is a unique, comprehensive, eleven-week educational program in which Orange County high school students receive training in the fundamentals of classical singing and opera performance. Participants gain valuable experience while training and working with professionals in a nurturing environment.

Now in its 18th season, Opera Night embraces a new curriculum this year that includes weekly training in Vocal Yoga®, opera chorus, classical voice technique, diction and international phonetic alphabet, basic ensemble operatic stage techniques, as well as private voice lessons and individual coaching. In addition, the program also offers master classes with distinguished international guest artists.

The program concludes with three concert performances that provide the students valuable performance experience and our audiences a truly memorable evening.

In addition to SOCSA students, we are pleased to have many additional participants from numerous high schools in Orange County, including San Clemente, Tesoro, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo and Capistrano Valley, as well as Mission Vista in San Diego.




Download the registration form here: Opera Night Application 2017.pdf

Please bring your completed application and fee to the Dana Hills High School choir room, Rm. 101

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Mail the completed application and fee to:

Ray Woods
Dana Hills High School
33333 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

SOCSA students:      $250
All other students:    $350
$50 discount if paid prior to October 22nd meeting




Workshop Schedule

  • First Workshop
    Saturday October 22, 2016, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Parent meeting 9am to 10am
  • First Complimentary Private Coaching Session
    Week of October 24, 2016
    Solo music assigned
  • Second Workshop
    Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Solo piece should be memorized and ready for group coaching
  • Second Complimentary Coaching Sessions
    Week of January 16, 2017
  • Third Workshop
    Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Fourth Workshop
    Saturday, January 27, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Fifth Workshop
    Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Sixth Workshop
    Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:00 am - 12 noon
  • Seventh Workshop
    Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Master Class
    Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Eighth Workshop
    Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Master Class
    Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Performance Schedule

  • Preview Performance
    Friday March 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
    Dana Hills High School
    Performers arrive at 5:00 pm
  • Gala Performance
    Saturday, March 4, 2017, 
    Reception 5:30 pm / Performance 7:00 pm
    Chapman University Musco Center
    Performers arrive at 2:00 pm, fully dressed
  • Encore Performance
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:00 pm
    Casa Romantica in San Clemente