Schools' Opera Project
New Sussex Opera is keen to educate children about opera and to inspire them to make music. As well as having involved children from local primary schools in some past productions we have run a number of workshops for them. Now we are aiming to take opera into the schools themselves and run participatory workshops there.
In May 2018 we ran a highly successful workshop on Donizetti’s Elixir of Love for 34 year 3 pupils at South Malling Primary School, Lewes. The children participated with evident enthusiasm and at going home time were even heard singing the opera chorus they had learnt.
The music teacher commented, “It was such joy to watch the children be so enthused and happy about singing! You and your team pitched the session perfectly for the age group and the fast pace helped maintain their engagement throughout.”