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Welsh National Opera deliver vocal masterclass at special workshops

Welsh National Opera deliver vocal masterclass at special workshops

Lower School and Preparatory pupils at Rydal Penrhos were given a vocal masterclass by one of the most prestigious organisations in the country.

Representatives from the Welsh National Opera visited the school for a special workshop on Wednesday, January 23, which is part of their ongoing work to improve skills in education establishments across Wales.

The first session was delivered with the Year 6 and 8 groups, which saw everything from Opera demonstrations, fun-filled activities to improve acting on stage and working within a team to perform an African song in front of those in attendance.

This was followed by a session with Year 7, which followed a similar format and proved to be a huge hit with all involved.

As a national company with international status, the gifted opera members sit at the heart of music-making in Wales and play a valuable role with various community initiatives throughout the country.

They work with a number of partners to discover and nurture young operatic talent, and provide the springboard for international careers.

Touring is their lifeblood and the outstanding group strive to present the highest quality work across a thorough artistic programme, entertaining and inspiring audiences at operas and concerts and providing transformative experiences through their youth and community work.

English and Drama teacher Fiona Earle, said: This was a fantastic experience for our pupils, who had a great deal of fun but also went away with plenty to think about in terms of improving their overall delivery on stage.

“I would like to thank the Welsh National Opera for visiting us and I hope they enjoyed their time here at Rydal Penrhos.”

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