Into Opera creates professional opera productions, commissions new operas and english language translations, develops bespoke education projects and CPD opportunities for teachers.
A Creative Revolution in Norwich
Equal Access to an Empowering Education
Into Opera has been awarded a £200,000 grant from Anguish’s Educational Foundation to work with primary schools from September 2020 – July 2022 to support them in putting creativity at the heart of their curriculum.
Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Primary schools are collaborating with Into Opera and acclaimed classical composer, Patrick Hawes, to create 'Gobbolino the Witch's Cat', a professional opera for family audiences based on Ursula Moray Williams' famous children's book. This project offers children a unique insight into the often ‘closed’ process of how an opera is created. 2020 and 2021 tour dates of the opera to be announced.
Opera Unwrapped Women Centre Stage
Into Opera return to the Assembly House Norwich with a new Opera Unwrapped concert which puts Women Centre Stage.
Into Opera’s artistic director, Genevieve Raghu, will host this event and welcome to the stage the widely acclaimed soprano Anna Patalong, mezzo-soprano Carolyn Dobbin and pianist Libby Burgess.
Norfolk Into Opera Festival
Imaginative opera experiences in Norfolk every Summer. 2019 saw the launch of the Norfolk Into Opera Festival. Conductor John Andrews and Stage Director Genevieve Raghu teamed up to bring audiences in Norfolk an immersive new production of Donizetti's comic opera 'The Elixir of Love' and an ‘Opera Unwrapped’ Gala Concert starring tenor Christopher Turner.
A King's Ransom
A King’s Ransom is a 16-week children’s opera and education project providing children aged 7-11 with a high quality, empowering and imaginative first encounter of opera. The World Premiere of 'A King's Ransom' took place in February 2018 with 160 children performing alongside the renowned chamber ensemble, Britten Sinfonia.
Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom
Into Opera runs CPD workshops for teachers to inspire greater creativity in the classroom across the academic curriculum. Our CPDs are always tailored to suit the specific needs, hopes and aspirations of a school. Into Opera also provides arts consultancy supporting schools in embedding a creative strategy at the heart of their curriculum.