Sing it, students: Opera education offered in Delta’s latest academy

Registration opens Feb. 1 for the program, which starts next September at Delta Secondary

Students at a recent opera camp staged by Vancouver Opera.

DELTA — Opera is the focus of the latest academy offered at a secondary school in Delta.

Students will learn to sing, act and create the genre of music in a new partnership between Vancouver Opera and the Delta School District.

The “Opera and Performance Academy” classes are the first in Metro Vancouver, according to a media release sent by Vancouver Opera on Friday (Jan. 22). Details are posted in a video seen at

Students will work with professionals from Vancouver Opera and with educators specializing in music and theatre.

“For two blocks every second afternoon, students who love theatre and music will be able to pursue their passions by studying voice, acting, script and score writing and attending master classes with professionals,” says the media release. “Students in the academy will also attend Vancouver Opera dress rehearsals, go backstage, have opportunities to participate in apprenticeship programs and participate in the Vancouver Opera Festival 2017.”

Registration opens Feb. 1 for academy, to be located at Delta Secondary School starting next September. The academy is open to all students from Grade 8 to 12 in Delta and other school districts. Students in the program will earn credits towards graduation.

Delta Academies offers a range of education in several sports and the fine arts. For more details, visit





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