University of Wolverhampton music students are set to
star in an imaginative new opera.
The music department has written and will perform the original
opera, titled The Mad Day, with pupils from High Arcal School in
Dudley and the English Touring Opera.
The opera will be performed at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton,
on Tuesday 27 April at 6pm.
The Mad Day was the original working title for The Marriage of
Figaro and follows the same cast of characters in the moments
leading up to Mozart’s famous opera.
The opera is the culmination of several days work led by the
professionals from the English Touring Opera, with creative input
from the University students and school pupils.
Anne-Marie Beaumont, Senior Lecturer in Music at the School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure,
said: "This is a very exciting collaboration bringing together
professional musicians with the enthusiasm of high school students.
It has been a great learning experience for our music students and
promises to be a fun and entertaining performance."
Admission to this performance is free and will be followed by a
production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at 7.30pm by the
English Touring Opera. Contact the Grand Theatre box office for
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Date Issued: Friday, 23 April 2010
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