Primary Schools Tour

For P5, P6 and P7 school groups

For more information and to book, contact: 

Audrey Blake
Project Manager

0141 332 9559
Email: Audrey Blake

Our Primary Schools Tour helps teachers all over Scotland deliver aspects of A Curriculum for Excellence. These children’s operas make learning exciting, challenging and creative and allow pupils to participate in a high-quality, day-long music theatre workshop, ending with a performance for parents and guests.

Each school that participates receives:

  • High quality teaching resources, including a teachers' support pack to help introduce the music and related activities.
  • An advance visit from a specialist choral musician.
  • A day-long workshop with a team of highly experienced arts education specialists and performers.
  • A 30 minute performance for family, friends and schoolmates to share.
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Spring/Summer Tour 2018

The Dragon of the Western Sea

Music Alan Penman
Lyrics Ross Stenhouse

Spring 2018 15 Jan to 23 Mar
Summer 2018 16 Apr to 22 Jun

In the year 1405 the great Dragon Throne Emperor of China, Zhu Di, has decided it is time his nation expanded its influence beyond the edge of the known world and into the mysterious Western Sea. 

He assembles an enormous fleet of mighty ships with 28,000 crew, and fills them with all the treasure and riches of China. Enough to buy the gratitude and friendship of those unknown lands beyond the setting sun. 

Only one man could be trusted to lead such a dangerous and important mission, the great Admiral Zheng Ha, the Dragon of the Western Sea!

 

OPERA UNWRAPPED for kids

For P6 and P7 school groups

For more information, contact:

Audrey Blake
Project Manager

0141 332 9559
Email: Audrey Blake

A glimpse behind the scenes of our opera productions. This year primary pupils will hear the orchestra, singers and backstage crew introducing the plot, characters and music of  Puccini’s La bohème.

They will find out what an opera is, what makes it unique, and discover some secrets from behind the scenes. They will also see how the costumes, sets, props, lighting, singers and orchestra come together to create an opera live on stage.

THE OPERA FACTORY

For Primary 3 Classes 

Presenter Allan Dunn
Coming Summer 2018

What are the essential ingredients for making an opera? Singers? Orchestra? Costumes? All of these, of course, but you also need a good story… Scottish Opera invites young audiences on a whirlwind musical adventure to find out how opera is made. Supported by online resources designed to reinforce key learning outcomes of A Curriculum for Excellence for Level 1.