Opera Brava Blog

Friday 3rd July

Opera Brava were back at St Mary’s this week to help the children learn their words, practice their singing technique and stage directions. The classrooms were all filled with papier-mâché, tissue paper, paints and glue as the children and adults worked together to create the incredible costumes which will bring the performance to life.

Practicing stage directions and singing in the hall.

Practicing stage directions and singing in the hall.

Click on the sound clip below to hear a snippet of the childrens practice.

Tickets are now available from the school office.

A Truffle Hunter mask

A Truffle Hunter mask

Red dwarf beards

Red dwarf beards

Dancers masks

Dancers masks

Soldiers helmets

Soldiers helmets

 

Wednesday 24th June, 2015

 

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Today Opera Brava came in to St Mary’s to work with children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 

Opera Brava worked with St Mary’s in 2014 and produced an outstanding operatic version of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. The children learned to sing, act, work together, design costumes and scenery and they also learned how to present a story to an audience. Everyone who attended the production last year was impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the children. It was a priveledge to see how brightly they shine on stage.

 

This is year the production will be Prince Caspian. The photo above shows the children doing some warm up exercises ahead of their auditions.

Please click on the sound clip below to hear the children practising a couple of lines of a new song.

If you would like more information about Opera Brava please see their website – www.operabrava.co.uk

 

Opera Brava will be back in next week to keep working with the children ready for their performance at the beginning of July.

 

More information on the performance and how the children are progressing will be coming soon…