Opera in the playground
The English National Opera took over our School on Thursday 19 September, with workshops and performances involving our pupils.
Each year group, from Year 7 to 10, were assigned a fun and lively opera workshop session with our ENO visitors. Pupils asked questions, heard snippets of opera from the supremely talented ENO performers, and had a go at singing opera themselves! There were also a number of surprise pop-up sessions taking place around our School, which made our playground even more entertaining than usual!
For the second year running, as well as introducing our young people to the wonders of opera, the ENO also used their takeover day to audition our pupils for their upcoming operas.
The English National Opera is Britain's only full-time repertory opera company, based at the London Coliseum near Covent Garden. It offers a variety of English-language opera, believing that opera of the highest quality should be accessible to all.