As one of Opera North’s 2019 Community Partners, Caring For Life has enjoyed special access to several arts-based events and workshops throughout the year. Our beneficiaries have been invited to see opera performed, observed a rehearsal of Verdi’s ‘Aida’ at Leeds Town Hall, and even taken a backstage tour of the Grand Theatre in Leeds.
In addition, participants in the music project have enjoyed the privilege of working with a few of Opera North’s own talented musicians in singing various lullabies. The lullabies shared are being included in Opera North’s ongoing project entitled ‘People’s Lullabies,’ which showcases songs cherished by people all over the city.
Last week, Sean, our Drama Project Leader, was filmed with one of the gentlemen on the project, singing a rendition of ‘Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral,’ an Irish lullaby.
Those visiting from Opera North have been excellent in the way they have worked with us, making genuine, caring connections, based on things we have in common and hold as precious—memories, moments, and music. It has had a very positive effect on all those involved.