Download our FREE smartphone app today!
Posted on December 12th 2016
Royal Opera House - Il Trovatore
The auditorium at the Royal Opera House was packed full of the Year 10 students from across the Federation on the Harris Experience programme.
This was a huge event and the location of the could not have been more appropriate for an unfamiliar cultural experience. Not only was the architecture something to admire but the view from the balcony was a sight to behold. Reaching the top step to look out upon the stage and the seats below seemed like a vertical drop and took some adjustment when manoeuvring down the aisles.
The opera was called Il Trovatore and was first performed in 1850. Throughout its 167 years, directors have put modern twists, props and references through subtle interpretations of the story. Written and performed in Italian, pupils admired the dark
and tragic love triangle between Leonora, Manrico and Count Di Luna. In the midst of a civil war, the two leaders are not only in constant battle for the country, but also for the love of Leonora, which at times seems to be the priority for both men.
With devastating twists and turns throughout the plot, the production has you on the edge of your seat during the whole performance. Students demonstrated great interpretation of the storyline and critiqued the opera from many angles. A highly successful event, not experienced by any of the students before, and highly recommended for others to view.
For more information visit: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/il-trovatore-by-david-bosch
Mr Metcalfe, Teacher of Physical Education, Extra-Curricular Coordinator, Most Able Coordinator