Royal Opera House Opportunity

Opera royalty to visit Stoke-on-Trent as creative students show off their skills

Photocall:  Visit of Royal Opera House staff to Stoke on Trent College Performing Arts Centre, Moorland Road, Burslem, ST6 1JJ.

(Tuesday, 27th March: 12.00pm)

Creative students at Stoke on Trent College are competing for the chance to win a day working behind the scenes at one of the world’s finest concert venues.

Staff from London’s Royal Opera House will be visiting Stoke on Trent to judge entries from make up artists at the college’s Media and performing Arts Centre.

Ten students are being given the chance to compete in the competition run by the National Skills Academy in partnership with the Royal Opera House.

Charles Bartholomew, Assistant Director of Media and Performing Arts, said: “This is a great opportunity for some of our students to learn from some of the best professionals in the business.

“Staff from the Royal Opera House will come to our Performing Arts centre on 21st March to judge our entries. One student will then go forward to the national final to compete for the chance to win a day behind the scenes working with staff at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden as they prepare for a performance of La boheme.”

Stoke on Trent College is a Founder College of the National Skills Academy (Creative and Cultural).

“We are also planning to take a large party of students to the Royal Opera House to see a production of La boheme,” said Charles.

“This will be the first opportunity that many of our students will have had to see live opera so to have the chance to visit Covent Garden to witness the work of the Royal Opera House is one not to be missed.”


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