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Rap X Gilbert and Sullivan


About the show

TP and English Touring Opera present Rap X Gilbert and Sullivan

“The model of a modern major general” – Hamilton…or opera?

Join rapper and writer John Akinde also known as OSOM and Opera Singer Themba Mvula for this exciting new project in collaboration with English Touring Opera. Through five online workshops, and one ‘in person’ event you will learn about Rap, and the operatic form of Gilbert & Sullivan. You may have heard loads of Gilbert & Sullivan before and just not realised it!

Through the sessions you will work with John and Themba to learn about how to use your voice, both in rap, and opera. There will be opportunities for writing and performing your own lyrics – whether that will be as a rap or in song, you decide…

In the final session all your work will be recorded in a live sharing performance at Theatre Peckham.

When: Every Wednesday, 6pm-7pm until 24 Feb

Where: ONLINE via Zoom – you’ll be sent the links to join.

Ages: 16-19yrs

This course is supported by English Touring Opera, D’Oyly Carte Opera Trust, D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust