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Radamisto Workshops at Newtownards Model Primary School

Northern Ireland Opera visited Newtownards Model Primary School to facilitate two Handel inspired workshops for the school’s Primary 4 classes. The Outreach team which consisted of choreographer Paula O’Reilly, accompanist Ryan Greer and mezzo-soprano (and Northern Ireland Opera Young Artist) Sinéad O’Kelly used the workshops to introduce the school children to the life of Handel and his music with special emphasis on his opera, Radamisto. Sinéad sang two Handel arias which, for most of the children, was the first time they had heard the power of an opera singer’s voice up close and personal and they also picked up some Italian and French along the way. The workshop culminated with the group learning and participating in a baroque country dance dating from 1651!

Have a look at some photos from the workshops: