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Opera Engage is an amazing opportunity for 10-18 year olds to develop new skills combining composing, singing, acting, and designing. Guided by a professional creative team from Welsh National Opera, participants will devise and create an original piece of theatre inspired by Rhondda Rips It Up! WNO’s brand-new, rip-roaring, uproarious musical comedy. This thigh-slapping romp through the world of suffrage and song is told through the lens of music-hall. Starring Lesley Garrett and Madeleine Shaw, Rhondda Rips It Up! will be heading to Theatre Royal on Tue 20 November.

Opera Engage will run Sat 17 – Mon 19 November 2018.

Participants will work with the creative team to devise a Rhondda Rips it Up! inspired showcase, which will be performed in the evening of Mon 19 November at Theatre Royal Winchester to family and friends.

The culmination of the project will be an opportunity for all participants to see Welsh National Opera's Rhondda Rips It Up! on Tue 20 November 2018 at Theatre Royal Winchester.

All participants will be given complimentary tickets to see WNO's Cenerentola at Mayflower Theatre on Thu 22 November 2018. Family are also welcome to attend at an additional cost of £5 (maximum 2 per participant). To take up your young person's complimentary offer and to reserve additional tickets, please contact our Box Office on 02380 711 811.

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Age Advice:

This project is applicable to ages 10-18.

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Opera Engage Tosca £50 per participant or £15 bursary payment 

We have a small number of bursaries available to families with participants who require financial support on the project.

To make your bursary application please first book your place on the project by calling Box Office on 02380 711811 where you will be required to make a 'Bursary Payment'. This will secure your place on the project and costs £15.00. Then please fill in a bursary application form. Your bursary application will be reviewed and we'll let you know if your application is successful. If you are awarded a bursary, no further payment will be required. If you are unsuccessful in your bursary application, the remaining £35.00 will need to be paid to box office. If you have any questions regarding the bursary or application process, please email us at


Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Youth Membership Discount 10% off 

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