Phenomenal Opera Trip

As part of Ark Academy’s year-long partnership with the English National Opera, 13 6th Formers (from A level and BTEC) and Miss Keane took the afternoon away from mocks, coursework and mayhem and were suitably rewarded by a phenomenal opera performance that went down a storm with all. The performance was of the Merry Widow at the London Coliseum in Piccadilly; none of the attendees had ever been before and they loved it. The opera was superb - a real experience for everyone, especially as afterwards the students were treated to a backstage tour, they got to walk the gantries and stand on the stage which was truly amazing and inspiring! The production manager, Bill, and the set team were on hand the whole time to describe their roles, show them around the sets and answer any specific questions that the students had.