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TT1819 Cultural Catalogue


PRIMARY-SPECIFIC OFFERS Royal Opera House Project Name Create and Sing: Carmen About the Project The Royal Opera House (ROH) project Create and Sing: Carmen is a dramatic singing project that has been piloted in previous years with primary schools in Thurrock. It aims to inspire teachers and young people to sing, engage with and enjoy opera, and to raise the standard of singing in the school. Furthermore, the project seeks to provide primary schools with a new route into singing through engagement in operatic repertoire (Carmen) and by linking singing to drama and character. Teachers will be provided with CPD training, a scheme of work, weekly films and in-depth digital learning resources to support and build their confidence in the delivery of dramatic singing in the classroom. This programme has been designed for teachers with or without previous experience of singing. Introduce your class to the story of Carmen, learn songs from the opera, and stage a scene. Over 10 lessons, your students will be honorary members of the Royal Opera House’s Youth Opera Company and will create and sing their own version of the opera. Join presenter Ed Petrie as he explores the Royal Opera House, meets a host of singers, actors and directors and introduces the world of opera. Along the way, meet the three main characters who feature in this version of Carmen and learn the plot of the opera by focussing on six main plot points. Once you have learnt most of the notes with your students, you can then think about how to use the musical repertoire to tell the story in a dramatic way. At the end of this programme, your students will perform their own version of Carmen which will include specially arranged extracts from the opera and they will have learnt the basics of dramatic singing technique and performing to an audience. Suitability KS2. This project is flexible and can work with a class or a whole year group. 82

PRIMARY-SPECIFIC OFFERS Teacher CPD Day, Thursday 10 January 2019, 09:00- 15.30 at High House Production Park, Purfleet. Dates, Location & Format The project is then delivered in-school by teachers at any stage of the year, in-school (a minimum of 45 minutes per week, however the programme will work best if used as a topic across the whole term). The project should end with a final sharing performance. Student learning outcomes cover the following: Learning Outcomes • Confidence when using voice • Improved control and an awareness of how to create and manipulate sound • Singing with expression • Having an awareness of how to sing healthily • Familiarity with a different genre of music • Team work building • Understanding of telling a story through voice and movement • Ability to reflect on character and story and its relevance to them and their lives • Ability to critically reflect on performance as an individual and as an audience member Cross curricular links provided through the project cover following areas: English, Science, British Values and SMSC, Maths, PE, Music, Art, History and Geography. Teacher Commitment & Training This programme is initiated with a teacher CPD, along with midway support. Teachers must be committed to covering 10 weeks of delivering sessions and a sharing performance during school time. What happens at the end? Performance of the work created is shared in school. All learning resources provided online: Other Resources/Support • Skills resource bank for the lead teacher (written and film) • 10 films to show in the classroom • Detailed lesson plans • Backing tracks • Easy piano score (for those able to play piano) Costs FREE Please note the following project will compliment this offer: • TMS: Rhythm & Sing Healthily CPDs 83