Sing ON Stage

HMS Pinafore

Thursdays, 9 - 30 November 2023

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In this course you will learn to sing and stage the ‘Chorus of Women’ & ‘Chorus of Sailors’ from Gilbert & Sullivan’s opera HMS Pinafore, alongside other sea themed repertoire.

Over the course of four weeks you will work together with Vocal Animateur Marie Claire Breen and Drama Practitioner Gemma Woffinden to explore how singing, movement and drama are brought together on an opera stage, culminating in an informal sharing of work in the final session.

£48 for 4 sessions

Start time

2 hours

Workshop dates
Thursday 9 November
Thursday 16 November
Thursday 23 November
Thursday 30 November

Any Questions?


What should I expect on the day?

In each session you will work with singing & drama professionals as you learn to semi-stage the Chorus of Women & Chorus of Sailors from Gilbert & Sullivan’s opera HMS Pinafore, alongside other sea themed repertoire. All of our sessions are led by friendly professionals from the Opera North Education team.

Do I need to read music?

As this course is aimed at more advanced singers, some experience of music reading would be helpful, however we will be sharing a range of learning tracks before the course starts which will be suitable for those that prefer learning by ear. A link to learning tracks will be sent to you in advance of the start of the course. 

Where is the session?

The session will take place in the Harewood Studio, located in the Howard Opera Centre, Opera North’s home in the centre of Leeds. The full address is: Howard Opera Centre, 8 Harrison Street, LS1 6PA.

The Howard Opera Centre is around a 10 minute walk from Leeds bus station and a 15 minute walk from Leeds train station. Buses to the centre also stop nearby on The Headrow, Vicar Lane and Boar Lane, all of which are within a 5-10 minute walk of the venue.

For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro.

Please contact our Box Office or if you have any queries on how to get here.

Do you offer other activities for adults?

We offer a range of activities for singers of all ages and experience levels, so you can pick as many activities as you like depending on your interests! Build your foundation singing skills in Sing ON, or develop your skills further and explore a range of genres and styles in our Sing ONward sessions. 

Sing ON Stage: HMS Pinafore

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