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OperaFirst: Primary

2024 Opportunities now full – Express an interest to get involved in 2025!

What to expect

We are continuing to offer our bespoke Primary OperaFirst performance, including a 1-hour interactive performance at Wormsley guided by a presenter, after its successful launch in 2023. The children sing songs that they have learnt in their workshop as a massed chorus and watch scenes from the opera. The presenter narrates the show, inviting students to join in sections with the singers, explore the orchestra, and get an insight into what is happening backstage. It is a fun and interactive experience and wonderful trip to the opera! 

2025’s Primary OperaFirst performance will take place on 8 July and feature Handel’s Rodelinda. 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Join us on a hazy Midsummer’s evening where anything can happen! The chaos from the meddling of Puck, servant to the King of the Fairies, and mistaken enchantments and love potions proves nothing is ever dull in this enchanted forest!

Enjoy as we encounter Shakespeare’s magical world and all its mayhem and antics.

A director is joined by a composer and a professional singer to deliver intensive one-day workshops using the successful ‘Create an Opera’ workshop format. Starting with warm-ups and team building activities, the whole group then explores the music and story, devising their own music, words and movements. 

A Midsummer Night’s DreamOperaFirst takes place on Thursday 4 July 2024 during the school day. 

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Would you like your school to get involved with Garsington Opera?

Enquire for 2025

The OperaFirst Primary project is predominantly offered to state schools in and around the High Wycombe area and up to approximately 15 miles away from Garsington Opera, HP14 3YP. If your school is further away please contact us to see if it would be possible to take part.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project, please contact

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