Each year Cape Town Opera works with approximately 3000 youth throughout South Africa, bringing music professionals to under-resourced and rural schools across the country under the banner of Opera Is My First Language. Our initiatives include the Foundation Studio, National Schools Tour, E-learning, Arts Access for All and the Cape Town Opera Children’s Chorus.

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Our Future Stars

The Foundation Studio is a ground-breaking initiative designed to empower high school learners who do not possess a music literacy background. We equip these students with the essential skills required to confidently enrol in university music courses, bridging the gap between our learners and learners who have a foundation in music education.

In Your Classroom

Unable to attend live sessions? No problem! Our E-Learning programmes provide online access to workshops for learners and conductors who participate in our National Schools Tour.

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At Your School

At Cape Town Opera, we believe in the power of in-person connections, and our Sing Like a Pro: Centre Stage workshop stands as a testament to that commitment.

On The Road

As the only full-time opera company on the African continent, we take pride in presenting workshops that focus on solo and small ensemble singing skills, making classical and South African vocal repertoire accessible to learners throughout South Africa.

Youth Development & Education