This week Year 2 were lucky enough to have a music workshop all about opera! We have looked at many genres of music this year, but opera was new to many of the children. The children listened to a performance by a professional opera singer called Katie. Then they took part in a vocal warm up. They learnt about the different singing voices such as Soprano and Tenor. We then got a sneak peek of what it is like backstage at a theatre! We looked at how the singers prepare with makeup and costume.
Katie sang another song, and this time it was a song from the opra 'Carmen'. The children played roles such as market sellers, friends and guards to help create the scene.
We finished the workshop by singing some songs to Katie and asking her questions about her job.
It was very interesting and inspiring!