Students at Wyong and Wyee Public Schools are in for a special treat in May when Opera Australia will stage a performance of The Barber of Seville at each of their schools during the 2021 NSW Schools Tour.
The opera performances will be held at schools throughout the state during the tour from April to September.
The school tour will be visiting schools around metropolitan and regional NSW, introducing more than 35,000 students to opera.
“After the disappointment of cancelling the 2020 tour, it’s great that we can start touring next week and get back to introducing Australian kids to opera in this way,” said Opera Australia’s Artistic Director, Lyndon Terracini.
The production runs for 60 minutes and features four opera singers performing in a flexible set that can be set up anywhere.
The performance will also be conducted in a Covid-safe manner, ensuring the safety of the students, teachers and performers.
The program is designed to be educational, offering different activities to engage the students with the performance.
These activities include playing instruments, as well as pre and post show activities.
Opera Australia, since 2000, has performed for more than 800,000 students across NSW.