Longborough’s team visited 10 local schools, directly working with over 200 children (aged 9 - 18) and indirectly reaching a further 150 pupils from the ages of 5 - 14.
Four young professional singers, direct from the West End or Longborough, brought The Marriage of Figaro to life at each workshop through storytelling, performance and analysis. Together with the students they recreated the opera, using role play, improvisation, acting and singing skills alongside a hefty dose of imagination and humour.
The entire group plus teachers and parents were invited to Longborough to watch The Marriage of Figaro in performance. They toured the orchestra pit, spoke to members of the orchestra and the production team. The director, Tom Guthrie, introduced his vision of the opera. The preparation work done in the workshops meant the opera was familiar and made much more impact.