The best in Texas summer opera

Spotlight on Opera offers students and emerging professionals the best in Texas summer opera at an affordable price. Participants get to work with faculty and staff of the highest caliber  while working on, and honing their craft in a friendly and supportive environment.

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Meet our distinguished faculty and staff!

2017 Program Info

Everything you need to know about this year's program.

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Please check back in January for the 2018 application

What are people saying about Spotlight on Opera?

Early on when I did Spotlight, retroactively thinking, it helped prepare me for grad school and made me realize I was serious about opera. Spotlight offers exceptional training for a fraction of the cost of most summer training programs. It provided a safe environment for me to grow as a performer and to get used to being on stage. When I did Spotlight in 2014, I was able to gain further performance experience and participate in helpful master classes led by experts in the field. I remember especially learning a lot about English diction in the summer of 2014 since we did The Crucible. I tend to learn by doing so Spotlight has been very helpful over the years. Looking forward to learning a large role and coaching it with Spotlight this summer!

- Julie Silva, mezzo, singer


Spotlight gave me much-needed stage and performance experience. The Whole Foods concert was a rare opportunity to perform a solo. Playing four different supporting roles in The Magic Flute helped me to appreciate the value of supporting characters.

- Glenn Russell, tenor, elementary school teacher

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