You will join DEBUT - creators of Airbnb’s No. 1 Classical Music Experience - to raise the roof with tunes from one of the world’s greatest operas, supported by fellow chorus members and alongside friendly and encouraging professional opera singers. During the workshop you will be able to delve deeper into the chosen opera, bringing selected parts of it to life (singing in English) and sharing fun behind-the-scenes insights and anecdotes.
This month we'll be delving into Bizet’s Carmen and its flamenco-infused music, bursting with emotion and unforgettable melodies including the Habanera and Toreador Song which we'll be learning on the day.
11:00 - Meet & greet
11:15 - Introduction to the opera
11:30 - Rehearse chorus song #1 (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
12:30 - Stage scene around song #1 with DEBUT soloists
13:00 - Lunch break
13:45 - Pop-up performance from DEBUT’s musicians
14:00 - Discussion delving deeper into the opera
14:15 - Rehearse chorus song #2 (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
15:15 - Stage scene around song #2 with DEBUT soloists
16:00 - Special guest speaker
16:30 - Final hurrah! Stumble through our favourite scene
17:00 - Workshop ends/social at local pub
- Once you have booked your ticket please follow the link in your confirmation email to register your voice type.
- Sheet music and learning tracks will be available via DEBUT's website 2 weeks prior to the event. Please print your own music, or get in touch with DEBUT to pre-order a printed copy for £5.
We provide a number of funded bursaries to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. Find out more information on how to apply.
"We had a lot of fun, and the mix of singers was really good: from those with minimal experience of singing to talented pros, and everything in between. Their friendliness and enthusiasm was infectious."
"My highlight was running through large sections of the piece after learning them and hearing the AMAZING soloists and wonderful harmonies with the whole chorus."
"Fully inclusive, fun, interesting and friendly - a privilege to be involved!"
"DEBUT is a wonderful and inspirational company - I will be at their future Know the Shows - much fun, and educational."
How we’re keeping you safe
April 2022 update: Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
Wearing a face mask is no longer compulsory but we ask you to consider others when in our building and especially when spending time in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. You will see many of our staff and volunteers continuing to wear face masks and we are keeping the perspex screens at our reception desks.
Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are hand-sanitising stations available throughout the building and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
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Meet the Host
DEBUT is throwing out the rule book on how classical music can be enjoyed. Since its inception in 2015, DEBUT has introduced new audiences to classical music and reached thousands of people with accessible and experience-focused events and has built a community for our passionate audiences. Featured in Classical Music Magazine as “a great introduction to some of the best talent”, we are particularly passionate about showcasing emerging musicians and helping to develop their unique voice, cultivating a positive classical music community and sharing classical music in a more intimate and less formal way. Our acclaimed monthly classical music experience DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehousewas ranked as Airbnb’s #1 Music Experience Globally in 2018 (Forbes), with other highlights including regular concerts at Brunel Museum and appearances at Royal Opera House, Cutty Sark, Old Bayham Abbey, and a feature by Steinway & Sons.
Need to Know
- 11:00 - 17:00
- £30/£25 conc.
- Bishopsgate Institute