Trip to The Royal Opera House

Published on 09 October 2016

Trip to The Royal Opera House

On Monday 26th September, GCSE and A Level Music and Drama students visited the Royal Opera House in London to watch a performance of The Barber of Seville; an opera by Gioachino Rossini. 

It is said to be one of the best pieces of comedy within music and follows the story of Count Almavira's attempt to win over his love, Rosina, who is kept under strict lock and key by her guardian.  Count Almavira uses the local barber, Figaro, to think up plans to get into Rosina's home, so that they can live their lives together. Bribery, dropping love letters and pretending to be a drunk soldier were amongst the plans to woo his love; all of which brought much laughter from the audience.

The whole day was an eye-opening experience for the students, as it immersed them in a completely different style of performance and allowed them to see another route from music or drama courses.

One student said, “It was a cracking show!” and another said, “It had a very good atmosphere and I liked the way the stage moved in one of the scenes.”

Miss Doe

Music Department