OperaFirst gives an exceptional opportunity to a new generation of young people to explore the musical and dramatic themes of an opera through in-school workshops, before attending a full-scale performance at Wormsley. Our creative teams comprise professional directors, singers and composers who specialise in opera outreach work. All OperaFirst participants are invited to watch a specially-staged schools' performance on the main stage at Wormsley, featuring our Alvarez Young Artists in the principal roles. They are introduced to the backstage departments of Garsington Opera, giving them an insight into the technical aspects behind each production, including stage management, costumes and makeup. Many participants have now joined our Youth Company.
Would you like your school to get involved with Garsington Opera?