Designed to introduce young viewers to opera for the first time, this comedy-musical-drama brings together the ENO’s musical forces, Sky Kids talent and ENO Engage partner schools to create an epic adventure into the world of operatic music and performance, discovered through the artform’s best characters.
When a school is forced to cancel their visit to the opera, a group of larger-than-life opera characters, unleashed from the London Coliseum, team up to bring the opera to them, before the school bell rings. Elevating the everyday, this programme shows off the spectacle, drama and mischief of opera, perfect for young learners.
AbracadOpera! was developed for Sky Kids by ENO Engage with writer Andrew McCaldon and Somethin’ Else TV Studio, aiming to introduce young viewers to the joy of music and opera for the first time.
AbracadOpera! is available to watch on Sky Kids on Demand and streaming service Now from June 10, as well as being free-to-air Sky Arts on June 11, 2022, and has been created as part of Access All Arts Week, a new nationwide learning programme for Primary Schools from Sky Arts.
Access All Arts Week is a nationwide learning programme for Primary Schools from Sky Arts which runs from 6-11 June 2022.
Developed in partnership with leading artists and arts organisations, from poet Benjamin Zephaniah to the National Theatre, Access All Arts Week provides free resources for teachers across the UK and Ireland to take their classes on a week-long creative adventure.