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 will be offering a two year residency to three primary schools in Norfolk. The purpose of this residency to help schools break negative cycles in the lives of young people through the intervention of arts and culture. Over our two years with these schools, we will devise bespoke cultural projects and support teachers in putting creativity at the heart of their school's 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. Keep checking back for updates on how we're getting on...
Opera Unwrapped Women Centre Stage
Into Opera have produced an Opera Unwrapped concert which puts Women Centre Stage.
Into Opera’s artistic director, Genevieve Raghu first hosted this event in 2019 joined by the widely acclaimed soprano Anna Patalong, mezzo-soprano Carolyn Dobbin and pianist Libby Burgess. Together they explored the way in which women have been depicted in opera, in the music and on the stage.
Due to the success of this event, we have made this concert available to book for Festivals / Tours. Please send enquiries to:
Norfolk Into Opera Festival
2019 saw the launch of the Norfolk Into Opera Festival. This was Into Opera's take on a summer opera festival - family friendly, affordable tickets, relevant story telling, breathtaking performances and our own pop-up bar!
Plans for 2021 are in progress...
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.
If any Schools / Academy Trusts / Councils / Music Education Hubs are interested in us delivering this empowering project again in the UK, please get in touch.
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.