CREATIVE KIDS: Ipswich Junior Grammar School wrote and performed an opera with the help of Opera Queensland.
CREATIVE KIDS: Ipswich Junior Grammar School wrote and performed an opera with the help of Opera Queensland. Inga Williams

Students show off opera talent

STUDENTS from Ipswich Junior Grammar School channelled their inner Pavarotti recently, writing and performing their very own opera.

Working with Opera Queensland, students from years 4-5 took part in an Open Stage program where they spent a day and a half workshopping an opera performance before taking it to the stage that same week.

Head of music Nerida Atkinson said the kids created three operas, a mystery tragedy, one with a circus theme and one with a princess theme.

"I was really impressed with their ability to embrace every aspect from the music and script to the performance," she said.

"The parents came to watch and loved it.

"It was a really demanding week but the kids were enthusiastic through the experience."

Ipswich Junior Grammar School was one of six schools in Queensland chosen to take part.

 



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