As part of its on-going commitment to the development of access and participation amongst young people and members of ethnic minority communities, Pegasus Opera's Education Programme has become an integral part of the Company's work. It is designed to run alongside or independently of the main opera projects.
Pegasus Opera recognises that it is not sufficient simply to introduce young people to opera productions by offering cut-price tickets to performances. Instead, for the true development of children's creative powers, appreciation and involvement in opera, it is vital to work with pupils and teachers to explore the creative and educational possibilities of working with music, drama and design
This programme enables children from all cultural diversities to work with singers, composers, directors and designers, who together encourage participants to explore issues of identity, tolerance, and positive social interaction. Workshops offer participants the opportunity to develop in key areas of the curriculum: literacy, music and citizenship, aiming to serve the needs and development of teachers and children, and offer a thought-provoking creative experience introducing participants to music-theatre and opera both as audience, creators and participants.
We have two standard courses:
Both courses are available throughout the year, subject to funding. It is a prerequisite of the courses that a teacher attends all workshops for health and safety and to ensure a lasting legacy of teaching practices. Pegasus Opera will provide teaching packs at the end of each course.
If you don't see what you need from our core programmes, please contact us. We can design a programme to suit your needs.
Download our Education Brochure.