Opera Trip to Covent Garden

A group of GCSE and A-level musicians visited London over the Christmas holidays for an enlightening foray into the world of opera. We spent time at the excellent Opera exhibition at the V & A museum, a multimedia installation which led students through the history of the genre from Monteverdi and Purcell to Britten and Shostakovich, experiencing some of the most exquisite music composed for the stage while face to face with objects and artefacts which place it in a unique cultural context. Afterwards we went for dinner in Covent Garden before attending a dazzling production of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House.