Primary schools work together with National Opera for schoolafronding
In the coming school year will be due to the 25 elementary schools not be completed with a musical, but an opera: a custom Turandot by Giacomo Puccini. The schools are going to do this in cooperation with The National Opera.
There is already a trial held at two Amsterdam schools and which took so well, that now 25 schools in the Zaanstreek, and also to Puccini go cart. For onwennigheid the children are the initiators do not be afraid.
“That we are used to,” says Mechteld van Gestel, head of education at The National Opera. She has good hope that the children to be enthusiastic about.
There is for Turandot was chosen because this opera is fairly easy to sing and also have exciting. Arend van Dam and Ruben van Gogh made a special libretto for the students.
It is, according to Van Gestel good for the schools to try something new, because the musicals are so common that they “are often simply of the plank to be removed.”
It’s not just an opera-performance in school, as all participating groups are invited for a joint Turandot-event.