OperaPLUS 2013 – Semele

Jackdaws are presenting Handel’s Semele as part of their OperaPLUS project this year.

The project runs from 22nd April – 3rd May and will be an in depth course working on Handel’s Semele, culminating in three semi-staged performances involving children from Somerset primary schools. OperaPLUS gives Young Artists the opportunity to gain skills and experience in devising and leading workshops with a specific, targeted goal. It is a great chance to get a step ahead in a skill which now forms part of every singer’s career.

Semele will run for three performances, each involving different Somerset primary schools.

May 2nd
Cheese & Grain, Frome, 5:30pm
Featuring children from three Frome schools, Critchill, Hayesdown and Nunney, alongside Jackdaws Young Artists.

May 3rd
Dulverton Middle School Hall, Dulverton, 1:30pm
Featuring children from the Exmoor Federation alongside Jackdaws Young Artists.

May 19th
Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon

The Jackdaws Young Artists taking the lead roles in 2013 are:
Semele – Jassy Husk
Jupiter – Chase Henry Hopkins
Juno – Carris Hunt
Ino – Phillipa Thomas
Cadmus/Somnus – Tristan Hambleton
Iris – Eleanor Ross

Director – Saffron van Zwanenberg
Musical Director – Audrey Hyland
Reptiteur – Seho Lee

Jackdaws is grateful for financial support from Sound Foundation Somerset, the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and Arts Council England.

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