Hawke’s Bay Music Programme – We help local teenagers to explore their unique potential within the context of sung performance. Our program ‘Project Prima Volta’ supports up to 30 Hawkes Bay teenagers each year, to experience the highs and lows of performance, to develop impressive language and musical skills and importantly, to be a supportive team player. Prima Volta means ‘first time’ in Italian.
Project Prima Volta
Project Prima Volta is a mentoring programme for young people, based on world renowned ‘El sistema’, which promotes social inclusion through music and was first initiated on a large scale in Venezuela. Each year Prima Volta students from Hawke’s Bay take part in the chorus to be performed for the opera during the
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Festival Opera is the backbone of our company, Project Prima Volta is the heart. Prima Volta runs alongside our opera production, giving young people a chance to explore their talents, experience the highs and lows of performance, and helps ignite that spark of creativity that we hope will lead to that feeling of truly being alive. Festival Opera
#operaclass is our resource based programme which supports local schools. Through study of the resource, students from years 9 – 11 can learn about opera, using a tailored introduction guide, with the opportunity to attend a dedicated performance at the theatre with their class. NCEA Level 1 content means students can be assessed on their learning.