Friday 6 November 2020

I am Here: broadcast of Mozart's Requiem from ENO on BBC Two will also showcase ENO Baylis digital photography project

ENO Baylis 'I am Here' creative photography installation © Karla Gowlett, courtesy ENO
ENO Baylis I am Here creative photography installation © Karla Gowlett, courtesy ENO

On 14 November 2020, BBC Two will be broadcasting English National Opera's performance of Mozart's Requiem, a replacement for a pair of live performances due to be happening this weekend. When viewers see the television programme they will also see the fruits of ENO Baylis' creative photography project, I am Here. The seats of the London Coliseum will be emblazoned with 700 self-portraits created by Year 7 pupils from schools across London and Liverpool.

ENO Baylis 'I am Here' - image from Ark Elvin School
ENO Baylis I am Here
image from Ark Elvin School

This year has been an especially challenging time for young people making the transition from Primary to Secondary School. I am Here provides an opportunity for these Year 7 students to create their own self-portrait at this transition point - offering an optimistic way of introducing themselves to their new school, peers and teachers.

Each of the digital works was created in response to resources and lesson plans developed by ENO Baylis in conjunction with artist and educator Chris Webb and delivered by teachers, as part of ENO Baylis’ commitment to developing skills in young people across the creative arts.

Mozart's Requiem filmed at the London Coliseum with Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano), Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano), Ed Lyon (tenor) and Gerald Finley (bass), chorus and orchestra of English National Opera conducted by Mark Wigglesworth will be broadcast on BBC Two on 14 November 2020 at 7pm. 

Full details from the ENO website.

1 comment:

  1. This is a super initiative and a long awaited performance in uncertain corona times!


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