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Course_thumb Write an Opera Course
Royal Opera House Learning & Participation

Write an Opera is a professional development programme for teachers. Following an intensive residential course in August, teachers lead an in-school project where the students devise and stage their own opera from scratch. Write an Opera equips teachers with the skills, resources and inspiration to support students’ learning across the curriculum through the arts and creativity

£450.00 (no VAT on this item) Subsidized: teachers in England
£500.00 (no VAT on this item) Subsidized: teachers outside England
£1,600.00 (no VAT on this item) Actual value
(Duration: 1 week)


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Stated learning outcomes for this course

On the course, you will:
* Attend a week-long residential course with other teachers from across the UK in beautiful surroundings with good food!
* Work alongside professional artists with extensive arts education experience.
* Undertake practical workshops that introduce you to every aspect of devising and staging an original opera.
* Receive extensive written materials and other resources to support your understanding of the process.
* Have opportunities to explore your own creative development.

After the course, you will be able to help your pupils:
* Learn through experience as they collaborate on all the processes involved in creating and performing a piece of music theatre.
* Generate a new piece of music theatre or opera based on their own experiences and interests, leading to maximum involvement and sense of ownership.
* Take responsibility for devising the story, writing the text, composing the music, designing sets, costumes and lighting, marketing and performing their opera.
* Develop team and interpersonal skills as they form their own production company.
* Basing their roles on professional models, they will gain an understanding of the performing arts and a variety of possible arts careers.


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