The Royal Opera House is holding a series of fun musical workshops for kids and families during the half term break, 29 May-2 June, based around Beethoven’s opera Fidelio, which is currently playing at Covent Garden.
Entitled Creative Families, there are four sessions in the week-long event, which can be booked separately. On Tuesday 29 May (10:30-12:30) explore your body’s ability to create sound through songs, movement and games in The Prisoners’ Chorus, a workshop led by a composer and professional singer, who will help you create your own chorus. An experimental afternoon of musical creativity is the aim of Compose Yourself (Wednesday 30 May, 12:30-15:30), in which you can join players from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and be part of a band using everyday objects as instruments. In design and music workshop Picture This (Thursday 31 May, 13:00-16:00) you can create characters, design a storyboard and add music to create your own musical tale. Finally, on Saturday 2 June (13:30-16:30), Let’s Move is a dance and drama workshop where you can be part of a challenge to devise and perform two original pieces.
Each session costs £3 for under 16s and £5 for adults. The sessions are suitable for anyone aged seven and over, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
To find out more and to book, call 020 7304 4000