Suitable for : KS 1 + 2
Where : School
When : Half day - half term
Group size : 30 max
Opera Explorers can range from a half day taster where the class can explore and perform clasical music to a half term project with development tasks and workshops where pupils will explore, develop, build, co-create, evolve, and perform the genre. Using a scene from a famous opera, a practitioner will work with the group to create their own performance involving the different areas of the genre – story, singing, orchestra, costume, stagecraft, languages, props.
The project can take place in one afternoon with a group. Or for more impact go for one of two longer options: an immersive week long experience or a co-created half term with development tasks between each workshop. With the longer options, more classes could be involved in the creative process.
Opera Explorers can also be provided using a dual practitioner approach which would provide a more comprehensive exploration of the genre (additional cost will apply).
‘Doing the opera has been amazing! I didn’t know my voice could make that sound and I felt so free!’
Pupil age 10