Symphony in the Flint Hills is hosting the Opera Workshop in the Flint Hills, a Master Class of advanced students and young professional singers, who will perform in Cottonwood Falls on July 21 and 22.

“After receiving videos and hearing live auditions from young singers from all over, we have chosen 13 singers for the ensemble that range from 18 to 27-years-old and come from North Carolina, New York, Kansas and Oklahoma,” said Martha Sharp, stage director for Opera Workshop in the Flint Hills.

Opera Workshop was founded in 1999 with a focus on helping opera singers find their acting talents and execute them in a natural and logical way while maintaining the disciplines which are necessary for the body to optimally function as a singing “instrument.” The workshops have taken place at three different locations since its early beginnings. Each location was chosen for its surroundings where participants are able to live, breath and sleep opera for the duration of the workshop.

“Cottonwood Falls has been an inspiring location for us to hold this year’s Opera Workshop and we are very excited for this cast of talented young singers to perform for the community,” said Sharp.

Public performances, which consist of scenes from seven different operas, will take place at the Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery in Cottonwood Falls on July 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. To get on the ticket reservation list, call the Symphony in the Flint Hills office at 620-273-8955. The gallery can seat a maximum of 70 people per performance.