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SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

School performances are designed exclusively for student audiences. The programme
reflects the main season’s fixtures. Educational packs, school visits and workshops
are organised by ROHM for teachers to engage students ahead of the performance to
enhance their understanding and enjoyment of the event.




THE CHILD AND THE SPELLS 

L'Enfant et les Sortilèges by Maurice Ravel

23   Wednesday​ | 24   Thursday  OCTOBER 2020

9:30 am (Public Schools) 11:30 am (Private Schools)

HOUSE OF MUSICAL ARTS​​

An operatic fantasy about a naughty child who takes pleasure in destroying the things in his room including homework, plants and stuffed animals. Only for the abused things in the room come to life and sing about their misery and the need for punitive revenge. In- spired by inventive libretto of French writer, Sidonie- Gabrielle Colette, Ravel’s brilliant score is rich in col- our and magical texture. Students will enjoy this amazing production from Ope ra National de Lyon.
In this immersive phantas- magoria, magical visual effects and enchanting projections surround the art- ists and ensure an unfor- gettable experience.

Age range: 8+

Duration: 50 minutes



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LSO DISCOVERY  -  BEETHOVEN 5th

6 Thursday - FEBRUARY- 2020 

10:00 am (Public    and Private Schools)
ROHM

 

Age range: 10+

Duration: 90 minutes



 
Performing 120 concerts annually all over the globe, the London Sym- phony Orchestra is one of the world’s top five or- chestras. Music director, Sir Simon Rattle, strongly believes that music educa- tion is the immutable foun- dation of all great music- making. School children will attend an open rehearsal to learn how a professional orchestra works, listen to the conductor’s ideas about this musical piece and feel the emotions and concen- tration that build up prior the concert.



 



 


 

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L’INGANNO FELICE 

A farce by Gioachino Rossini

 25 Tuesday - FEBRUARY​ - 2020

3:00 pm: OPEN DRESS
REHEARSAL for Public and Private Schools

 
HOUSE OF MUSICAL ARTS

 
Age range: 15+
Duration: 90 minutes

 
FELICE.jpgROHM’s educational pro- ject on Rossini’s farsa comica continues with the collaboration of the Rossi- ni Opera Festival. Rossini’s one-act farse are brilliant, comic, rendering the oper- atic experience uniquely delightful. L’Inganno felice is a comic opera about Duke Bertrando’s wife, Isabella, who is thought to be dead, but in fact is alive.
The singers are directed by British stage director Gra- ham Vick, who is renowned for his ability to bring out the best in all performers and to strongly believe in the community meaning of opera-making today.
Rossini’s light-hearted world is a perfect gateway to the appreciation of opera from the inside.​
 




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 L'Elisir D'Amore 

A Factory of Ideas. Opera by Gaetano Donizetti​

16 ,Monday 17 ,Tuesday and 18   Wednesday -MARCH ​ -2020

9:00 am (Public Schools) 11:00 am (Private Schools) 
HOUSE OF MUSICAL ARTS

Age range: 8+

Duration: 70 minutes​

 

For this special production of Donizetti’s delightful opera, L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) performed by Teatro Sociale di Como AsLiCo, the opera is set in a failing cough syrup factory. Inspired in part by Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times, and Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka and the Choc- olate Factory, the opera takes place in the 1930’s. Nemorino is a worker mad- ly in love with the owner’s beautiful daughter Adina, who eventually wins her heart. Children in the audience become Nemorino’s fellow factory workers singing arias and taking part in the

action to save the factory. Enjoy the key message that if you have good, inventive ideas and work hard, you can be successful.


 


 


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EL LEILA EL KEBIRA

The Grand Night by Sayed Mekawy

29 Sunday - MARCH 2020

10:00 am (Public and Pri- vate Schools)

ROHM
Age range: 8+
Duration: 60 minutes

Composed in the early 1980s by the great Sayed Mekawy with lyrics by Salah Jahin, El Leila El Kebira is about one of the most popu- lar celebrations in Egypt of the last night of the moulid, the birthday of the Prophet. Playful and colourful scenes from the carnival and the circus with catchy folk songs and rhythm, will be presented in a brilliant new production, performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Com- pany.​​

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TOUT NEUF 

Listening to Nature by Violaine Fournier and Cyrille Louge

2 Thursday - APRIL - 2020 

10:00 am (Public and Pri- vate Schools)
 
HOUSE OF MUSICAL ARTS
Age range: 2-5 years old
Duration: 30 minutes


Tout Neuf (Completely New) was created by Violaine Fournier and Cyrille Louge for children from 2 to 5 years old.
As young children experi- ence this show, they find a whole new world to discov- er in the sounds of nature, sounds which gave rise to the invention of music.

They are fascinated as they hear an enchanting lyrical poem inspired by Mozart, Bach, Landi and Rossini, celebrating wondrous sounds in nature: water streaming, wind howling, fire crackling and footsteps resounding.
They awaken to the es- sence of life as they ex- plore nature step-by-step, experiencing its manifold beauty and discovering new feelings to share.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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