WotOpera (2007-2015), a national in-schools program, works with the chosen metaphor of opera. Every young person finds an aspect of opera that they can identify with, whether it’s creating a plot, playing a musical instrument, singing, writing music, creating dialogue, or visual design and set construction, every young person will be able to find their favourite medium and use it to express their original thoughts.
Over 1,500 students from over 75 schools around Australia have been involved. WotOpera Camp, in partnership with the University of Tasmania, offered students the opportunity to develop their craft at a week-long, intensive fun-filled camp. Students enjoyed classes in singing, composition, stagecraft, creative writing and many more areas with professionals from the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music and WotOpera. The training also offered credits towards a Diploma of Music Performance from UTAS.
Artistic Team: Murray Dahm (Artistic Director); Peter Aoun, Stephanie Acraman, Katrina Christensen, Eddie Muliaumaseali’i, (Project Leaders); Benjamin Loomes, Craig Wood, Shenzo Gregory, Joseph Richards, Travis Hennessy, Nathan Gilkes, Jonathon Holmes (Music Directors); David Hidden, Kate Walder, Rae Dahm, Keara Donohoe, Danielle Barnett, Maddi Twidale, Jamie Langford, Patty Dunn (Project Assistants).