Shoreham students introduced to opera

'That was fantastic. I'm going to go out and buy some aprons,' said one student
'That was fantastic. I'm going to go out and buy some aprons,' said one student

STUDENTS in Shoreham were given the chance to experience opera in school, as part of an exciting national tour.

Shoreham Academy hosted a performance by the English Pocket Opera Company on Thursday, as part of a tour which has just been launched with United Learning group of schools.

Shoreham Academy hosted a performance by the English Pocket Opera Company on Thursday

Shoreham Academy hosted a performance by the English Pocket Opera Company on Thursday

Students were treated to a performance of Opera Blocks, an engaging, interactive show designed to break down the building blocks of opera.

They were introduced to the three basic ingredients of opera – action, words and music – and were taught the more technical side of the music, for example the use of libretto, arias and choruses.

Alison Manton, director of music, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our year-seven students. They learned about the main features of opera in a practical way.

“They loved the opportunity to dress up and act out Carmen. English Pocket Opera Company were fantastic with our students – very professional, and talented.”

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