Opera Teens

OPERA America’s Opera Teens is a national initiative to empower high school students to pursue their interests in opera, share opera learning with others, and leverage the power of opera to serve their local communities.

The program provides national coordination for local action. It connects high schoolers in Regional Councils around the country under the leadership of a National Council of students.

Together, these leaders plan performances, watch parties, opera outings, volunteer opportunities, and media projects fueled by their shared passion for opera.

Regional Councils

Opera Teens Regional Councils are student-led groups defined by their common interest in opera. Hosted and supported by local high schools and opera companies, Regional Councils plan activities that raise awareness about the art form and give back to their communities.

Get Involved

Are you a high schooler interested in opera, eager to learn more, and ready to be part of a national movement? You can get involved and join your fellow teens in one of three ways:

  1. Join a current Regional Council in your area.
  2. Register your existing opera club as a Regional Council.
  3. Start a new Regional Council in your community.

OPERA America is ready to help, so get started by contacting us.

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For additional information, contact us at or 646.699.5275.


Current Councils

Chicago, IL
Youth Opera Council

Dallas and Fort Worth, TX
DFW/Texoma Opera Teens

Miami, FL
Forte Teens

Minneapolis, MN
MN Teen Opera Council

New York, NY
New York High Schools Opera Teens Council

Portland, ME
Opera Maine Teens

National Council

The Opera Teens National Council convenes student leaders and representatives of Regional Councils from across the country. These national ambassadors coordinate activities across the Regional Councils and advance their own creative initiatives.

Arya Balian
Capital Opera Teens
Washington, DC

Miraya Choudhury
San Francisco Opera Scouts
San Francisco, CA

Cecilia Guerra
Opera Maine Teens
Portland, ME

Christopher Gutierrez
Art History and Opera Appreciation Club
Los Angeles, CA

Grace Hahn
LA Opera 90012
Los Angeles, CA

Julia Noel
San Francisco Opera Scouts
San Francisco, CA

Sophia Ortley-Guthrie
DFW/Texoma Opera Teens
Dallas, TX

Clemence Yi
LA Opera 90012
Los Angeles, CA