Our Summer Workshops Were A Blast!

We dove into some fast paced opera creation in June - wrote lyrics, composed melodies, explored characterisation and made masks inspired by two well known tales - Where the Wild Things Are and East of the Moon and West of the Sun

Participants took turns being sculptors and clay, wrote musical character motifs, devised their own duets and a created a chorus of Wild Things!

Here's one of the libretti that emerged:

Here's one of the libretti that emerged:

Wild Things Chorus
(As Max Leaves the Island)

He was sad to leave us.
But he was happy to be home.
He was happy, happy, happy to be home.

He was very hungry.
He hadn't eaten for a year.

He was very fierce and he loved to party.

We were sad to see him go.
We were sad to see him go.

We loved him to bits.
We loved him to bits.
We loved, loved, loved, loved, loved him to bits.