English Touring Opera

Help Laika the Spacedog fly again!

Building on the success of our 2013 tour of the award-winning opera about the first dog in orbit, English Touring Opera are planning a revival of Laika the Spacedog in 2015. We will share this exciting work with new audiences across the UK in schools, libraries and theatres from Truro to Perth.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (279354)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£6,764

Donations

54

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúIt was the first opera I‚Äôve ever seen, and it will probably be the BEST!‚Äù

    — Amy, 10

  • I can‚Äôt thank you and your team enough! What a great performance. Please pass on my thanks to all.

    — Andrew White, Head of Music Hub, Blackpool

  • ‚ÄúPlease thank all members of the company. The children were mesmerised and I have heard nothing but praise all afternoon. I am so glad you came.

    — Helen Bancroft, Headteacher, Constantine Primary School, Cornwall

  • “It was the first opera I’ve ever seen, and it will probably be the BEST!”

    — Amy, 10

  • I can’t thank you and your team enough! What a great performance. Please pass on my thanks to all.

    — Andrew White, Head of Music Hub, Blackpool

  • “Please thank all members of the company. The children were mesmerised and I have heard nothing but praise all afternoon. I am so glad you came.

    — Helen Bancroft, Headteacher, Constantine Primary School, Cornwall

Situation

With the arts becoming less prominent in the National Curriculum, ETO is focused on ensuring that the pejorative branding of opera as ‘elitist’ does not preclude creating positive experiences of this art form. State schools are often unable to support much access to high-quality music for their pupils, so it is essential that we make inspiring opportunities available, and dispel the myth that opera is reserved for the privileged.

Solution

ETO will continue our award-winning programme of taking opera into schools and libraries across the UK at 35+ locations. Children who attend our operas will experience a great story told through music, and hopefully have a positive first experience of an art form that can appear inaccessible. The story of Laika has links to several subjects within the National Curriculum, so to help schools get the most from from our visit, we will provide a Teacher’s Pack with activities relating to the opera.