Ciao, Opera Mavens. Happy Mothers Day. I have a special OperaBobb side-bar today:

Attention parents and grandparents and godparents and foster parents and everyone who has anything to do with children! Composer/Author/Performer Carolyn Altman has a special message for you about the San Francisco Opera Guild Summer Conservatory for ages 10-18. This fun and motivational opera camp, now in its tenth year, engages students in hands-on exploration of all components of the opera. The three-week session includes instruction by professionals in singing, acting, improvisation, music theory and history, movement, languages, scene study, audition prep, professionalism and much more! The program culminates in a performance of a fully staged classic or contemporary opera at the Herbst Theater. July 5-22, Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm.  $975.  Financial aid is available.  A few spots still available—contact SFOG at or 415-565-3280. Caroline Altman, Interim Creative Director, San Francisco Opera Guild.

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