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Opera is on the timetable for Norwich pupils

PUBLISHED: 12:19 09 November 2017

Lynsey Docherty, opera practitioner, with the children at Valley Primary School rehearsing their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Lynsey Docherty, opera practitioner, with the children at Valley Primary School rehearsing their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Opera has been on the timetable for pupils at three Norwich schools who are preparing to take to the Norwich Theatre Royal stage this weekend.

Children at Valley Primary School rehearse their opera, The Barber of Seville, with opera practitioner Lynsey Docherty, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Children at Valley Primary School rehearse their opera, The Barber of Seville, with opera practitioner Lynsey Docherty, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Inspired by Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, pupils from Mile Cross Primary School, St Augustine’s Primary School and Valley Primary Academy have all been busy creating their own operas which they will present this Sunday.

And yesterday pupils from Valley Primary Academy gave us a sneak preview of their show.

The three schools are the latest to benefit from the Theatre Royal’s Norfolk Schools Project which has been running for more than 20 years and aims to inspire more young people to enjoy opera and dance.

Norfolk Schools Project - The Barber of Seville is at Norwich Theatre Royal on Sunday at 2.30pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance from the box office on 01603 630000.

Children at Valley Primary School rehearse their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Children at Valley Primary School rehearse their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

For more information, visit www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Children at Valley Primary School rehearse their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Children at Valley Primary School rehearse their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Kierran West, centre, who plays Figaro, at Valley Primary School during rehearsals of their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Kierran West, centre, who plays Figaro, at Valley Primary School during rehearsals of their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Caleb Ebenezer, nine, who plays a barber, and Betty Wilson, nine, as a customer, at Valley Primary School during rehearsals of their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Caleb Ebenezer, nine, who plays a barber, and Betty Wilson, nine, as a customer, at Valley Primary School during rehearsals of their opera, The Barber of Seville, for the Theatre Royal. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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