Danny – A new opera written and performed by teenagers

Danny – A new opera project

Workshop and Project Leader

dannyoperaStudents from three secondary schools in Hertfordshire, who worked together over Spring and Summer 2015 to create a brand new opera from scratch. Students assumed all the company roles and the opera created was a site specific promenade piece telling the story of Danny, the new boy in school.  The piece included a series of newly-written songs accompanied by a 5 piece student band. The libretto was entirely sung. This project was based on the ROH Write an Opera programme where students take part in many collaborative and creative workshop activities which bring together their ideas in a democratic environment. Once the opera is written, students then learn assume all the roles found within an opera company; performers, designers, stage managers, musicians to put on the show. This project was delivered in partnership with Royal Opera House Bridge and the Catalyst Schools Consortium.