Opus Operandi is our ongoing project for secondary schools, introducing and exploring repertoire creatively and engagingly.
Opus Operandi is our ongoing project for secondary schools, introducing and exploring repertoire creatively and engagingly. Often we create a new short opera in a day in response to an existing work: projects in the last few years have included workshops across the UK based on Don Giovanni, Tosca, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Eugene Onegin. In Canterbury we created a full-scale response to Britten’s Turn of the Screw with three schools, and leading to performance as part of the Canterbury Festival. Typically a team of 4 artists will visit a school for a day or two, usually consisting of a composer, a director and singers and players. The projects are linked to visits to a local theatre where the relevant opera is being performed. Increasingly we link these projects to the new diplomas, also supporting music and theatre curricula at both GCSE and A levels.