Youngsters getting Hall excited at their opera-tunity.SOUTH Wales schoolchildren schoolchildren school npl → écoliers mpl;
(at secondary school) → collégiens mpl; lycéens mpl
schoolchildren school have been learning the difference between arias, arioso and falsetto falsetto (fôlsĕt`tō) [Ital.,=diminutive of false], high-pitched, unnatural tones above the normal register of the male voice, produced, according to some theories, by the vibration of only the edges of the larynx. as they prepare for a one-off opera performance.
Pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Plasmawr in Fairwater fair·wa·ter
1. A device used to fair the lines of an underwater fitting.
2. The bridge and conning tower on a submarine. , Howells School in Llandaff and Hawthorn High School in Pontypridd, have linked up with Cardiff University opera students to take to the stage later this month.
Directed by Only Men Aloud! member Thomas Oliver - a baritone singer - the 50 children aged 13 to 18 will join eight students from the University's Academy of Voice at the Wales Millennium Centre The Wales Millennium Centre (Welsh: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru) is a centre for the performing arts located on the Cardiff Bay waterfront. Opened in November 2004, it has hosted performances of opera, ballet, dance, comedy and musicals. .
The pupils will perform a number of popular operatic songs at the Connect4Chorus event at the pounds 106m venue's Hoddinott Hall on November 15, including classics from Carmen, La Traviata and Porgy porgy (pôr`gē), common name for members of the Sparidae, a family of small-mouthed fishes with strong teeth adapted for crushing their food of shellfish and crustaceans. and Bess.
And the youngsters can't wait to take to the stage and go on to use their new-found singing skills in the future.
Zoe Riley, a Year 13 pupil at Hawthorn High School, said: "I found it to be a thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable experience and can't wait for the performance."
Howells School pupil Angharad Phillips from Llandaff said the experience has made her want to work with the Welsh National Opera Welsh National Opera (WNO) is a touring opera company founded in Cardiff, Wales in 1943. The WNO now tours Wales, the United Kingdom and the rest of the world extensively. Annually, it performs over 120 main scale operas. when she's older.
FellowHowells pupil Emily Groves, 17, from Penarth, said: "It was brilliant to work with professionals of such high calibre. " Tickets for the concert, which starts at 4pm, cost pounds 8 full price, pounds 6 concessions and pounds 3 students. They can be bought from the box office on 03700 101051 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ciav
Chorus project PICTURE: Patrick Olner