Introducing children to opera for the first time

Following on from a successful pilot project delivered in partnership with Welsh National Opera and Birmingham Hippodrome, OperaQuest is now in it’s second year and supported by the MariaMarina Foundation.

We are continuing to work with primary school children in Birmingham and the West Midlands and Welsh National Opera who will be performing The Magic Flute at the Birmingham Hippodrome. The project has also consisted of workshops in the classroom with Welsh National Opera practitioners and teacher training.

We are also very excited to be working with Opera North and schools in Nottingham where pupils have had the chance to watch The Bartered Bride and The Marriage of Figaro at the Royal Concert Hall and NI Opera with schools in Belfast and Derry who have been to see The Magic Flute.

The images below show some of the activity that took place in 2012/13.  Images (c) Simon Hadley