Sunday, 18 November 2018

Free opera for public

GARSINGTON Opera has joined forces with Arts Council England to deliver a programme of free opera throughout the country.

GARSINGTON Opera has joined forces with Arts Council England to deliver a programme of free opera throughout the country.

The arts council has approved £750,000 for the Opera for All programme which will deliver free public screenings, together with extensive education projects.

The screenings will take place in the North, South East, South-West and Midlands, including East Lindsey. A large-scale programme of education and outreach work is firmly integrated with the digital free public screenings and will provide ground-breaking opportunities for communities to be involved in creating and learning about opera.

The project will be delivered to areas of low engagement with the arts for the project to target.

The partnership comes on the back of previous screenings, over the past three years, beamed to Skegness as part of the SO Festival, a cultural arts event.



Douglas Boyd, artistic director said: “To be able to reach new audiences through extensive education work and free opera screenings in areas that have limited engagement with the arts is vital and will have an enormous impact in the various communities who will participate in the project, as well as for access to opera and the arts nationwide.”

This year’s programme at Wormsley, run from June 3 to July 26, includes three new productions, Così fan tutte, Intermezzo and Death in Venice as well as a first-time collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company to produce A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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