​OperaWorks develops and empowers singing-actors and teachers to excel personally, artistically, and professionally, and to develop new audiences through innovative alternatives to traditional opera productions.  More than 2,000 singers, voice teachers, coaches, conductors and directors have trained with us since 1987. They include Grammy Award winners, international career singers, teachers on voice faculties throughout the United States, and artistic administrators in established companies.


OperaWorks is committed to bringing awareness to current social issues through live musical-dramatic productions in intimate theater spaces. The purpose of these productions is not to moralize, but to raise awareness on social issues beyond what is available in media or political sources.


Upcoming production ALTERED STATES in Los Angeles, June 16 & 17, 2018.


Through our acclaimed positive holistic methods, we continue to change the landscape of performance education throughout the industry.


Our Teaching Philosophy

At OperaWorks, it is not only what we teach that has garnered such acclaim, but also how we teach.

Where We Work

Meet Our Faculty

Our exceptional faculty are professional performers and teachers who explore the unique capabilities and artistry of each singer.

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Interested in getting involved with OperaWorks? Learn more about the ways you can support our mission.

Our Programs

Our acclaimed Singer Intensive Programs run in January and June-July. New in 2018 are two certification programs for Teachers and Coaches. Our year-round national workshops and master classes continue with new programs in the works!

OperaWorks productions are created to bring awareness to current social issues through live musical-dramatic productions.
2018 Productions


Two performances of a world premiere production
June 16 & 17

OperaWorks productions are created to bring awareness to current social issues through live musical-dramatic productions.  ALTERED STATES asks the audience to explore the role addictions play in our lives and prevent us from being Present.

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun 24 Sunday

Advanced Artist Program

  • June 24, 2018 - July 23, 2018

The Advanced Artist Program is a 4-week intenstive training program held on the campus of California State University, Northridge in Los Angeles. The Coach Certification, Teacher Certification, and Creative Entrepreneurship programs run in tandem with this program.

  • Jul 21 Saturday

“Opera ReConstructed”

  • July 21, 2018 - July 22, 2018

The singers of the 2018 Advanced Artist Program present two performances of the world premiere Opera ReConstructed. Putting your favorite traditional operatic repertoire into a new modern context, the Advanced Artists themselves develop a relevant, original operatic experience. Sometimes it is narrative, sometimes abstract, sometimes hilarious, sometimes dramatic – always powerful, always visceral, always real. Check back…

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Our programs and productions provide a unique approach to opera and a life-changing “inside-out” approach to performance training. Your gift helps us bring opera to a wider audience. Every donation helps advance our mission!

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