[S]tudents from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School are working on an innovative ‘pop-up’ opera performance that is set to take place at The Hub in Workington on Saturday 4 November, starting at 12pm.
The group are working with ‘Opera Anywhere’; an award winning company that tour the country with their unique performances. As the name suggests, the company specialise in performing in new and unusual venues and aim to make opera an art form that is accessible and entertaining to all ages.
The opera company and the students will perform a medley that will include well known songs from the opera ‘Carmen’ by Bizet. This will include ‘The Habanera’, ‘The Gypsy Song’ and of course the ‘Toreador’ song.
The Chair of the Town Council’s Culture Committee, Cllr Antony McGuckin said: “The Town Council have wanted to bring outdoor opera performances to Workington for some time and working with ‘Opera Anywhere’ seemed to be the ideal opportunity. We are delighted that the students from St Joseph’s Catholic High School have decided to take part and cannot wait to see the final performance.”
The workshop and performance are funded by Workington Town Council as part of their ongoing entertainment programme for the town centre.