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The Scottish Opera will be bringing The Curse of MacCabbra Opera House to Borrowfield Primary pupils

The Scottish Opera will be bringing The Curse of MacCabbra Opera House to Borrowfield Primary pupils

The Scottish Opera will be bringing ‘The Curse of MacCabbra Opera House’ to Borrowfield Primary pupils on Wednesday, March 19.

The new 30-minute opera for P5-7 pupils is being performed in over 100 schools across Scotland from January until June this year.

The production follows writers Compo Zerr and Libby Retto as they work late into the night to finish their new opera at the MacCabbra Opera House. But there’s more to their helpful host Dee Parton than meets the eye, and as the clock strikes midnight the singers, workers and critics of the old Opera House rise from their graves to give Compo and Libby some horrifying help!

Pupils learn the words and music for ‘The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House’ in their own classrooms, and are then visited by a Scottish Opera team of arts education specialists and performers who spend a day with pupils to prepare them for a performance in their school for classmates, friends and family.

The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House is designed to work in line with the Curriculum for Excellence to enhance lessons already taught in classrooms.

Scottish Opera’s director of education and outreach, Jane Davidson, said: “I’m sure all the pupils involved in ‘The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House’ will have a great time rehearsing and performing its ghostly goings-on.”

Visit www.scottishopera.org.uk for more information.

 

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