EDUCATION PROJECT 2023
Outreach is at the heart of everything we do.
'Cumbria Opera Group's workshops at Appleby Primary School have been amazing!
The children really enjoy getting involved and it's amazing to see those who are sometimes less confident come out of their shell when they are performing! We love having the Opera Group with us, the children are always engaged and enjoy the freedom of creating their own actions and joining in with the singing.'
Holly Andrews, Teacher at Appleby Primary School
Going hand-in-hand with our performance work, our ongoing education programme is designed to engage and inspire the next generation. We have a track record of providing free education workshops to schools, youth centres, and music clubs across Cumbria, which have gained praise for their accessibility and ability to inspire.
Our education workshops focus on singing and theatrical performance in the context of classical music, as well as opera's role in the development of European culture. Elements of language-learning (especially German and Italian) are also included, and participants learn the importance of teamwork in the arts. The workshops often culminate in a student-led mini production, giving participants first-hand experience of directing and performing.