Let’s make opera!

  • Posted on: 20 April 2022
  • By: Michael Withers

Find out how Heber Opera prepares a show!

Heber Opera is planning two opera workshops on Sat 21st (Steyning Centre) and Sun 22nd May (Uckfield Civic Centre), both regular performance venues for Heber. Each workshop will concentrate on chorus sections from a different opera.

The workshops will start with learning the music (words in English) and be followed by acting out the drama. At the end of the day’s workshop, solo singers will join us to present the piece to friends and family in an informal performance.

To take part in the workshops

There is a charge of £20 per workshop to take part, and we need to know by 6 May if you would like to join us. Contact our musical director Michael Withers on 07802 735190 or michael@heberopera.co.uk . Timetables for the workshops are below – note the different start times.

Steyning - Macbeth

Saturday 21 May

Uckfield - Il Trovatore

Sunday 22 May 2022

3pm - registration 2:30pm - registration
3:45-7:00pm - music and staging session 3:15-6:30pm music and stagin session
7:00pm - run through including soloists 6:30pm run through including soloists
8:00pm - 30 minute meal break 7:30pm - 30 minute meal break
8:45pm - Performance 8:30pm - performance

There is no charge to watch the performances, but donations will be welcome. The booking line for reserving a seat will open on Monday 9 May and the number to call and leave your request for seats (how many and which performance) is 07340 251875. There is a limit on numbers so it’s first come first served!

We do hope we will see some of you at our workshops; feel free to pass this information on to friends and family who may be interested.