Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company Opera Short

A four-minute opera commissioned by The Royal Opera House’s Youth Opera Company, with libretto by children’s author Steven Butler and music from award-winning composer John Barber. The 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 […]

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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; […]

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Bernstein’s Mass at Southbank Centre

As part of the celebrations for the centenary of Bernstein’s birth, Southbank Centre staged his Mass at the Royal Festival Hall in April 2018. Suzi auditioned, directed and trained the choruses and treble soloists for this work, preparing them for the performances.

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Britten’s War Requiem at Southbank Centre

Suzi trained and led an unauditioned group of local children who formed the Voicelab Children’s Choir for this performance of Britten’s epic War Requiem, conducted by Marin Alsop. This ambitious project won the 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society award for Learning and Participation.

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