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Opera Workshop

Expo 2020 is to premiere the first ever Emirati Opera in October next year. Titled ‘Al Wasl’ meaning ‘The Connection’ in Arabic, it will be a celebration of the best global operatic talent. ‘Al Wasl’ Opera will tell an Emirati story, celebrating the UAE’s rich cultural heritage, immense achievements to date as well as sharing aspirations for the future. Performed in both Arabic and English, the ‘Al Wasl’ Opera will be a powerful statement about artistic development in Dubai as well as being a major event of international significance. Produced in collaboration with world-renowned opera company Welsh National Opera, this commission, will contribute to the UAE’s global positioning, cultural heritage and legacy for future generations.

To mark this momentous achievement, Welsh National Opera has specially designed accessible opera workshops for Primary / Cycle 1 Music Teachers & Students.

 

Opera Workshop for Students

These interactive workshops will be an introduction to opera, story-telling, and classical music. The children will hear samples of the ‘Al Wasl’ Opera score, a short piece from the very first Emirati Opera. Each session will explore themes around unity, connectivity, innovation and history, central to the story of ‘Al Wasl’ Opera, whilst drawing references from classical music.

Location: Expo 2020 Visitor Centre
Duration:  2 hours
Content: 

  • Introduction to opera, story-telling and classical music
  • Touching on curriculum objectives such as enquiry based learning, group work, literacy and communication

Audience: Primary/Cycle 1 students
Key learning:
These inspirational sessions will encourage children to delve further into the world of opera through song, movement and above all creative learning.

All the opera student workshops are at full capacity for the month of Oct and Nov. Please stay tuned as we will open up more opera workshops in Feb 2020

Opera Workshop for Teachers 
The experienced Welsh National Opera teacher trainers will provide key skills and methods that focus on introducing opera to school children. This session will provide strategies to make singing easy, interactive and fun, and identify best practice and how these strategies can shape and improve teachers’ delivery.

Location: Expo 2020 Visitor Centre
Duration:  2 hours
Content: 

  • Strategies to make singing easy, interactive and fun
  • Identification of best practices to shape and improve teachers’ delivery

Audience: Primary/Cycle 1 Schools Teachers
Key learning: 
This workshop will leave teachers more equipped in supporting pupils to be better engaged with singing music.

Date
Arrival time
Tue 12th Nov 2019
03.00pm
Wed 13th Nov 2019
03.00pm
Thu 14th Nov 2019
03.00pm