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Dido & Aeneas Workshops

Make an opera in a day

ETO bring a ‘make an opera in a day’ workshop to secondary schools around the country based on the beautiful and emotional Dido and Aeneas.

This autumn English Touring Opera is delivering workshops in secondary schools based on the seminal opera Dido and Aeneas. The day long workshops will see the students create an opera based around the themes and music in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

An inspirational team of director Karen Gilliangham, composer John Barber, designer Ruth Paton and star soprano Abigail Kelly lead the workshops. Karen is creative director of both Garsington Opera Learning and Participation and Garsington Opera4All and was co-artistic director of the Royal Opera House’s Youth Opera Company for 9 years. Abigail is a hugely versatile artist who has sung many roles for ETO, the most recent being Susanna and Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro and Kina in the opera for young people with SEND: This is My Bed. The workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for the students to explore the challenging themes of love Dido presents while creating a piece inspired by their own experiences that they will perform at the end of the day.

The students will also be given the opportunity to come and see the Triple Bill: Dido & Aeneas/ Jonas/ I Will Not Speak performed by ETO singers and a live orchestra.

This experience is aimed at Music or Drama GCSE groups, but would also be suitable for keen A-level students.

For information on whether this workshop could come to your school please contact Daniel Coelho or call 020 7833 2555.

Dates and times are subject to change.

Showing At

  1. London
    9th Oct 2018 - 12:00 pm
  2. Ulverston
    7th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm
  3. Buxton
    8th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm
  4. Bath
    14th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm
  5. Exeter
    20th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm
  6. Durham
    22nd Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm
  1. London — 9th Oct 2018 - 12:00 pm

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  2. Ulverston — 7th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm

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  3. Buxton — 8th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm

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  4. Bath — 14th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm

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  5. Exeter — 20th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm

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  6. Durham — 22nd Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm

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Showing At

  1. London
    9th Oct 2018 - 12:00 pm
  2. Ulverston
    7th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm
  3. Buxton
    8th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm
  4. Bath
    14th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm
  5. Exeter
    20th Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm
  6. Durham
    22nd Nov 2018 - 12:00 pm

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