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Primary children get opera class

Glyndebourne Opera House
The Magic Flute was part of this year's Glyndebourne on Tour

Three primary schools in Sussex will be learning about the story and music of opera from professional singers and musicians from Glyndebourne.

Workshops are being held by the world-renowned East Sussex opera house culminating in a performance of arias from Mozart's The Magic Flute.

They are being held this week at Hove Juniors, St Mary's Catholic School, Hove and St Margaret's, Rottingdean.

Children will get a chance to explore sets and costumes as well as the music.

The workshops mark the close of Glyndebourne on Tour, which has visited five other venues across the UK this autumn.

The tour staged The Magic Flute, Bizet's Carmen, and Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel in Woking, Stoke-on-Trent, Milton Keynes and Norwich and Plymouth as well as at Glyndebourne.

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