ROH Youth Opera Company Opera Short – The Watchers In The Wings

The Royal Opera House’s Youth Opera Company is proud to present a newly commissioned four-minute opera by children’s author Steven Butler and award-winning composer John Barber. Watchers in the Wings stars 47 children aged between nine and 13 years old and sees them perform alongside British tenor Paul Curievici. The film was produced on location […]


BBC Arts film – The Story of Silver Birch – A People’s Opera

In July 2017, BBC Arts Digital followed the process of making Silver Birch and produced three documentary films, looking at different aspects of the project. This film is ‘The Story of Silver Birch – A People’s Opera’ and follows the creative team in the build-up to the performances. Composer: Roxanna Panufnik; Librettist: Jessica Duchen; Director: Karen Gillingham; […]


ENO Porgy and Bess Youth Project

For this project, 36 young people aged 13-18 came together from across London to take part in the ENO Baylis youth programme.  Over four days, the group created their own original piece London Rise inspired by the music and themes of The Gershwins’ opera Porgy and Bess. This film shows a snapshot of the fruits of their labour. […]


ROH National Dramatic Singing Programme – Create and Sing Carmen

ROH’s national dramatic singing programme, Create and Sing Carmen, was launched in 2017. The programme, on which Suzi was a lead artist, consists of ten films intended for classroom use. You can view the films below. To find out more about this programme and how you and your school could get involved, click here:


Southbank Centre – Britten’s War Requiem

Composer: Benjamin Britten; Text: Wilfred Owen; Conductor: Marin Alsop; featuring Southbank Centre’s Voicelab Children’s Chorus directed by Suzi Zumpe. This project won an RPS award in 2015 in the category of learning and participation.

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