In 2014, Opera Australia will be touring Rossini's timeless comedy, The Barber of Seville to schools across NSW.
A serious case of love at first sight is a big problem for Count Almaviva. Enter the resourceful barber named Figaro, who cleverly solves everyone's problems – for a price.
Secret letters, cunning disguises and all sorts of confusion will delight young audiences as the boy gets the girl and Figaro gets paid!
24 February – 12 September 2014
Foundation – Grade 6
60 minutes set up and 30 minutes pack down
60 minutes, including Q&A session
t: 1800 804 707
ABOUT OPERA AUSTRALIA'S SCHOOLS TOUR
Every year, Opera Australia performs to 80,000 primary school children throughout Victoria and NSW.
It's always a big event. Opera Australia arrives at the start of the school day, complete with opera costumes, sets, four singers and a pianist. They need a piano and about 40 minutes to set up in your hall (or any large space), then they are ready to perform.
The schools tour presents up to three performances in a day, and each session consists of a 50-minute performance of a complete opera followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers with the students and teachers.
Preparation and follow-up is all part of the experience: when you book you receive an Opera Australia teacher resource pack. This includes suggestions for classroom extension activities both before and after the opera incursion.
|Christine Anketell &
|ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY||Christine Anketell|
|MUSIC ADAPTED BY||Brian Castles-Onion|
|LIBRETTO ADAPTED BY||Christine Anketell|
|REVIVAL DIRECTOR||Naomi Edwards|
|MUSIC DIRECTOR||Chris Cartner|
|PIANISTS||Michael Curtain, Lara de Wit|
t: 1800 804 707 (toll-free within Australia)