Jackdaws OperaPLUS brings together a team of opera singers and school children to create performances of classic operas, semi-staged and sung in English.
Opera – The Singers
A company of professional singers work alongside the production team, Jackdaws Artistic Director, Saffron van Zwanenberg and Audrey Hyland, to create an accessible inclusive performance and lead workshops and rehearsals before performing alongside the children in a large community show.
PLUS – The Children
A unique feature of the OperaPLUS project is that singers work with local Somerset schools in workshops and then they all perform together to an audience of family and friends, giving children the chance to be a part of the magical performance. Providing a unique platform for the performers to gain skills and experience and offering children exposure to what is usually a new medium and the opportunity to experience opera first-hand.