Opera Australia is returning to schools across NSW in 2021, with the relaunch of its NSW Schools Tour which will present Rossini’s The Barber of Seville to over 100 primary schools from 15
March to 10 September.
The Barber of Seville is a favourite opera, full of hilarity and catchy tunes, well-suited to young listeners. This tailored 60 minute production was specifically created to appeal to all ages. Featuring a cast of four opera singers and a flexible set design, schools can host the opera in their gymnasium, hall or even a classroom.
Providing an unrivalled opportunity to engage children with music from an early age, the 2021 NSW Schools Tour is available for bookings by primary schools across the state. Proven to deliver vast benefits for children, learning music can increase students’ self-confidence, self-discipline and team work skills.
Cancelled after only three weeks of touring last year due to COVID-19, Opera Australia is happy to be able to re-mount the program and bring the magic of opera to more than 35,000 children in regional and metropolitan areas in NSW.
Teachers who book the tour will receive curriculum-focused resource materials. Learning objectives include playing instruments and musical expression, with pre-performance and post-show activities designed to enhance the children’s experience of opera.
Since 2000, Opera Australia has taken opera to more than 800,000 NSW school students and is
committed to continue to bring opera to young audiences across Australia. This 2021 Schools Tour will operate within a COVID-safe environment, making the health and wellbeing of students, teachers, parents and the artists the number one priority.
Parents, teachers and local community members interested in booking the NSW Schools Tour
to visit their local school can visit