Opera Brava comes to Farlington

Opera Brava at Farlington School SUS-150514-160920001
Opera Brava at Farlington School SUS-150514-160920001

Girls in Years 3, 4, 7 and 8 at Farlington School rehearsed and staged an opera from scratch.

Guided by the professional opera company, Opera Brava, the girls worked hard towards the final performance for parents and friends on 30th April of ‘Prince Caspian’.

Taken out of usual lessons for the week, the girls took part in every aspect of staging the production.

From making costumes and props to performing solos, there was a part for everyone. It was a fun, energetic week with the girls from different years working well together.

Just like the magical and timeless story of ‘Prince Caspian’, every girl went on her own mini-epic adventure over the week. The girls worked and rehearsed with professional singers and bonded to form a very solid opera. There was a real spirit of mutual co-operation and encouragement and they each developed their own talents to sing, dance, act, paint and create.

Brian Dallimore, Farlington Prep and Lower School Music Teacher, said, “The girls have had an unrivalled opportunity to discover opera and enjoy the art of performance under the expert and lively tuition of some of the country’s leading professionals. Whether they had a key performing role or helping backstage with props, the girls have enjoyed a great experience and grown in confidence.”

Report and pictures contributed by Farlington School.