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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.
You can now book for workshops in November 2019 and February 2020 workshops to follow. 

Date
Arrival Time
Wed 13 Nov 2019
8:30 AM
Thur 14 Nov 2019
11:30 AM

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:  90 min
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.
You can now book for workshops in October and November 2019, February 2020 workshops to follow.

Date
Arrival Time
Sun 20 October 2019
3:00 PM
Mon 21 October 2019
3:00 PM
Tue 22 October 2019
3:00 PM
Wed 23 October 2019
3:00 PM
Thu 24 October 2019
3:00 PM
Sun 10 Nov 2019
3:00 PM
Mon 11 Nov 2019
3:00 PM
Tue 12 Nov 2019
3:00 PM
Wed 13 Nov 2019
3:00 PM
Thu 14 Nov 2019
3:00 PM