ROH's Chance to Dance and Youth Opera Company join forces

Charlotte Smith6th Jun 2013

The Royal Opera House presents a double bill of The Rite of Spring and new work Gone Fishing

Royal Opera House's Chance to Dance and Youth Opera Company join forces
Royal Opera House's Chance to Dance and Youth Opera Company join forces
Royal Opera House's Chance to Dance and Youth Opera Company join forces
Royal Opera House's Chance to Dance and Youth Opera Company join forces
Royal Opera House's Chance to Dance and Youth Opera Company join forces
Royal Opera House's Chance to Dance and Youth Opera Company join forces

Around 80 young people aged between 9 and 11, who are current members of the Royal Opera House’s Chance to Dance programme and Youth Opera Company, performed a unique double bill of dance and music/singing in the Linbury Studio Theatre on May 31 and June 2 - the first time the two companies have shared a performance. 

Royal Ballet soloists Kristen McNally and Thomas Whitehead adapted a special version of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet The Rite of Spring, while the Youth Opera Company presented a new work, Gone Fishing - a narrative arrangement of works by composers including Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Britten and John Adams by composer Richard Taylor.

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