Opera Blocks in Cambridge

Currently performing 3 weeks of  “Opera Blocks” workshops with English Pocket Opera Company in South Cambridge schools until December 5. More performances in December in Ealing & Haringey schools and in all Barnet primary schools in February 2015. Plans afoot to take it to schools in many more boroughs and counties next year as well as music festivals. It is a brilliant introduction to opera for children (and adults too!)

Feedback from last year’s tour of 55 Camden schools:
“Just want to record somewhere how utterly fantastic they were and how much the children enjoyed the experience. Even our Year 6 who announced before hand that “we hate opera” were converted! This was an exceptional visit. One member of staff commented that it was the best external visit she had ever seen.”
Rev. Simon Atkinson ǀ Headteacher ǀ Hampstead Parochial Primary, NW3
“A whistle-stop tour of what opera is, how it is put together and how to enjoy it. And we did enjoy it – enormously! Children and staff were united in having a huge amount of fun. We all enjoyed learning about Orpheus and Eurydice and were completely hooked when it came to improvising our own off-the-cuff opera: a really enjoyable session. Please come again.”
Nick Turpin ǀ Asst Headteacher ǀ St Patricks Catholic Primary, NW5 3AH