Wednesday, 4 May 2016

From Garsington to Grimsby, with stops at Skegness, Ramsgate, Bridgewater, Marlow and Buckingham

Garsington Opera's 2015 production of Cosi fan Tutte
Following Garsington Opera for All's successful launch last year, they will again be screen Garsington Opera's performances in isolated coastal and rural communities The 2016 production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, featuring Roderick Williams and Natalya Romaniw will be screened in free in Skegness (2 July), Ramsgate (25 - 30 July), Bridgewater (20 August) and Grimsby (30 September). Garsington Opera's 2015 production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte (see my review) will be also be screened this year at the Buckingham Fringe Festival (11 June) and Marlow Town Festival (12 June). 

In each place, education and outreach work is integrated with the public screenings to provide opportunities for community involvement in creating, learning about, and performing opera. In 2015 the touring participation programme involved over 1000 young people taking part in creative residencies at both primary and secondary schools. For the students in each of the 25 schools, the experience of working alongside a team of professional artists to create and perform their own pieces in relation to the opera that was screened, was transformative. For many it was their first experience of live professional singing.

Full details from the Garsington Opera for All website.

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