Amateur Productions: Opera and Musicals

Join the cast! 

For beginners and amateurs alike, make your vocal dreams come true with High St Broadway for our musical stars in the making, or High St Opera for those who love the drama and music of operatic favourites! Perfect for the budding 11 year old who has been learning voice for about a year, or the retired tradie who is a closet opera buff and wants to put his vocal skills to good use at something different to the local choir.

Welcoming all ages and levels (especially adults) – we have a part for everyone!

Beginning with a meet and greet (and an informal assessment) before the start of your first class, to the final performance at the end of each semester, we accept enrolments at any week of the year, and run during school terms.

High St Opera production
HIGH ST OPERA: Opera Ensemble

Vincerooooooo… Vinceeeeeeeeeroooo! Join the opera cast!

Divas and heroes alike will love being in a part of the mini-productions at High St Opera. For all amateur opera lovers or students of opera, join the cast as we enact a couple of scenes, sing a few ensembles of operatic heroes and heroines like Carmen, Pamina or The Pirate King.

Young voice students, bathroom sopranos or tenors (as well as altos & baritones!) of all ages who love singing opera classics will find the perfect opportunity to follow their dreams in High St Opera.

Already have classical voice training? Perfect! Join a likeminded cast (and colleagues) with opera experience.

Sing your operatic favourites – duets, trios, quartets… with the occasional aria thrown in!

High St Opera collage

Details: High St Opera (Opera Ensemble)

Suitable for: Ages 14 to adult – all levels welcome
When: Tuesdays 7-9pm (2 hours) – School terms only
Cost: $160 per 9 week term (attendance on final week is compulsory)
What’s involved: Join the excitement of a mini-production with scenes from opera and operetta favourites. The directors will allocate the most appropriate parts (or character) to you, based on your training, experience and personality! You will also learn stagecraft, movement, opera performance techniques and memorisation skills to help you hone your craft! Finish each semester with the performance of the production with your cast/ensemble members.
Performances: 2 per year (Jul and Dec)
Music Director and Repetiteur: Professor Louise Scott
Director: Sussane Towers

2018 Dates: 

Term 2: Tues 8 May – Tues 3 July (9 weeks)
Term 3: Tues 31 Jul – Tues 25 Sep (9 weeks)
Term 4: Tues 16 Oct – Tues 11 Dec (9 weeks)

Secure your place for Term 2!                                               Book now »

 HIGH ST BROADWAY: Music Theatre Ensemble

ATTENTION! Calling the next Broadway stars in the making!

Learn the secret tools and techniques of the Music Theatre world! Work on popular tunes and scenes from Wicked, Annie, Matilda, Les Miserables, Seussical, Miss Saigon, Oliver! 13 The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera and other awesome favourites.

Perfect for the budding 10-18 year old who has had some vocal training and looking to develop their music theatre skills. Love the stage but too shy to sing? Never fear – sing with the back up of others just like you!

With a showcase of the highlights performed at the Conservatorium Concert, become the musical star you’ve always wanted to be!

High St Broadway Musicals and music theatre

Details: High St Broadway (Music Theatre Ensemble)

Suitable for: Ages 10 to adult – all levels welcome
Groups: Juniors (10-12yrs) and Teens (13+)
When: Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm (School terms)
Cost: $240 per 9 week term
What’s involved: Beginning with a meet and greet with our fabulous teachers, learn the ins-and-out of music theatre and sharpen your stagecraft, movement, performance techniques and memorisation skills. Be privvy to the tools that succeed in auditions! Based on your singing experience, our expert teachers will allocate a part and direct you and your cast members to bring the scene to life. Learn to move with flair, develop your confidence, put on your costumes and sing!
Performances: 2 per year (Jul and Dec)
Teachers: Sussanne Towers & Teri Hughes-Everard 

2018 Dates: 

Term 2: Thursday 10 May – Thursday 5 July (9 weeks)
Term 3: Thursday 2 Aug – Thursday 27 Sep (9 weeks)
Term 4: Thursday 18 Oct – Thursday 13 Dec (9 weeks)

Secure your place for Term 2!                                               Book now »

Download more information here.

Read our Penrith Conservatorium of Music Terms & Conditions.

HOW DO I BOOK? It’s easy! Just contact the Conservatorium on (02) 4723 7600 / (02) 4723 7611 or email


The Ensemble Program is proudly supported by Celestino, our partner in creativity.