Opera Short Course is designed to provide a basic understanding for aspiring opera singers of how to prepare and perform appropriate selections from the operatic repertoire, with a dual focus on stagecraft and musical preparation.


Class performance projects include recitative, and staged operatic arias. Students learn and prepare for performance at least 3-5 opera arias. Students in the class participate in the final performance of the 6 month program. This is a fully ONLINE program. Students present a graded Final Performance at the end of the program, learning skills from International Faculty. Additionally they receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course Format

Student / Teacher Ratio
5 Students: 1 Teacher

10-12 weeks | 60 mins per week

Instrument / Area of Study
One-on-One & Group Class


The students who are of 4 yrs and up are able to register for this Beginners class. No previous experience is needed. Classes however are divided into batches according to age groups: 4-6 Years / 7-11 Years / 12-17 Years / 18+ Years

For the 4-6 years classes, parents are required to be present. These classes are specially designed for students to learn the basics of singing in a FUN manner. A student’s interest in music, and their eagerness to discover and explore their voices are some of the prerequisites. Additionally, students should have an open mind to learning.


Session 1: Posture and Diaphragmatic Breathing
Session 2: Singing on the Breath
Session 3: Singing in the Yawn – Larynx Control
Session 4: Usage of the Head Voice
Session 5: Phrasing


  • Instruction with Individual attention in a group class.
  • Musical activities
  • Healthy Technique
  • Leadership and Team Skills
  • Complimentary Weekly Practice Class
  • End of Session Graded Performance
  • Vocal warm-ups pertaining to a specific area of technique planned for each session.
  • 3 songs from specific genres with the aim of exposing students to different styles of music.


  • For students to have some understanding of at least 1-2 areas of technique per session.
  • To learn vocal technique to sing effortlessly, any genre of music.
  • To introduce and expose students to various genres of music including, Pop, Rap, Hip Hop, Broadway, Disney, R&B, Jazz, Latin Music, etc.
  • To make sure students are prepared to sing from memory, and in full performance mode, 1-2 songs
  • To learn by listening.


  • Continue to learn skills used in building Confidence and Self-Expression
  • Continue to learn techniques that help in Connecting with an Audience
  • Learn techniques that help in Singing Effortlessly
  • Learn Techniques that help in delivering a song with Conviction
  • Continue to Build Leadership Skills and work as a team and in collaboration
  • Begin to develop that sense of Camaraderie
  • Continute to apply Positive Feedback received from peers
  • Continue to learn skills related to Stage Etiquette
  • Believe in Yourself!

Performance Platforms

At the end of each session, students must perform 1-2 songs at the culminating performance. All songs are to be performed from memory, in concert attire, and with expression, connecting with the audience. Parents, family and friends are welcome for all performances. Performances are graded.

Students are additionally provided other platforms to perform such as jam sessions; and seasonal concerts, in promoting OVIMA Global’s constant effort to develop CONFIDENCE & SELF-EXPRESSION in students.

OVIMA Global provides a FREE PRACTICE CLASS once a week where students are able to come together to practice their songs. In the 12-17 and 18+ age groups, one student is chosen each week to facilitate the practice. In the 4-6 & 7-11 age groups junior teachers or student volunteers from the 12-17 or 18+ age groups can facilitate the practice.

Students facilitating classes are able to earn SERVICE POINTS for their schools, and receive a CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE from OVIMA Global. All practice sessions are recorded.