Rosehill is delighted to be working again with Mahogany Opera Group on Snappy Operas, a nationwide project to create new short operas with young people aged 7-11 that’s heading to Whitehaven next week.
This term young people from Gosforth CE Primary School, Jericho Primary School, Lowca Community School, Our Lady & St Patrick’s Primary School, St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School are working with professional musicians to bring to life five new ten-minute long operas: learning words and music, creating props and costumes. Discover what they’ve made in an energetic evening of music and theatre, when the children will perform Snappy Operas for the first time.
The operas have been written by some of the UK’s most exciting composers and writers, including Errollyn Wallen, Emily Hall, Toby Litt and Ian McMillan, working together with groups of young people in Cornwall, Cumbria, Norfolk, North Tyneside and Suffolk. They are a collection of lively stories set to a variety of musical styles with elements of jazz, folk and classical.
Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, real life experiences and ideas from the children themselves, the evening will feature colourful characters including unicorns, dodos, sheep, hens and even headlice!
Come and see what these local young opera-makers have been up to.
Snappy Operas is a Mahogany Opera Group production in partnership with Rosehill, generously supported by Michael Tippett Musical Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation (Talent Development Partnership).
In Cumbria this project is supported by;
Cumbria Community Foundation
Copeland Community Fund
West Cumberland Choral Society
For further information on Snappy Operas click here
Performance times and tickets
Friday 24 March • 4pm & 6pm • Whitehaven Civic Hall.
£6 • U5'S FREE