Our new OperaFirst format for Primary Schools offers a 1-hour interactive performance at Wormsley guided by a presenter. The children will sing songs that they have learnt in their workshop as a massed chorus and watch scenes from the opera. The presenter will narrate the show, inviting students to join in sections with the singers, explore the orchestra, and get an insight into what is happening backstage. We hope that this will be a fun and interactive experience and wonderful trip to the opera!
The Barber of Seville
Figaro here! Figaro there! Figaro needs to be everywhere - and have his wits about him - in order to help the young Count and the fiercely clever Rosina marry. Enjoy endless mischievous antics in this operatic comedy by Rossini, as youth outsmarts their elders, and everyone learns that sometimes creative thinking is all you need to win the day.
Karen Gillingham (Director) will be joined by Aga Serugo-Lugo (Workshop Composer) and a professional singer to deliver intensive one-day workshops using the successful ‘Create an Opera’ workshop format. Starting with warm-ups and team building activities, the whole group will then explore the music and story, devising their own music, words and movements.
The Barber of Seville OperaFirst will take place on Tuesday 18 July 2023 from 12-2pm.
For more information, please review the full details linked below. Places are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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