Opera Study Day: The Nuts and Bolts, will take place at the Theatre Museum on Sunday 7th April 02 at 11am to 4pm. (Tel: 020 7943 4804)

The Great Little Opera Company takes an informal look at opera past, present and future, at the

Want to understand more about the 'nuts and bolts' of opera? Then this day is ideal opportunity for the curious as well as the opera fan.

Rob Kearly, GLO Artistic Director, will begin with an illustrated talk about opera and look at the Museum's opera collection from a director's perspective.

In the afternoon he will be joined by Rachel Nicholls (soprano) and Mark Packwood (repetiteur) for a fascinating practical demonstration on how a singer and musical coach prepare for two stylistically diverse roles.

Finishing with a discussion on how performance practice has changed and where the future of opera lies.

At the end there will also be an opportunity to ask the team your burning questions.

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