Livya and Shamini are on work experience this week, working with ENO Baylis. They are writing a daily blog on their experiences at ENO and especially this week’s project based on Janáček’s opera, Jenufa. Both are talking with the other young people taking part in the project and finding out about how the production is coming along. Livya and Shamini are Year 10 students from Kingsbury High School, a 2015 Opera Squad school.
Thursday, 28 July 2016:
During the lunch break, we managed to get a quick overview of what was happening with the performance team. Following, Tuesday’s development, the students rehearsed the table scene where they composed music using percussion instruments and ordinary items such as, tables, chairs, glasses etc. To complete this scene, they had to use their body language and facial expressions to act and show their emotions. They also managed to practice all their songs and learn new ones before Friday’s performance. Overall, this production is really starting to come together!