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How can opera play a part in developing essential skills in young people – curiosity, leadership, persistence, resilience? Combining a broad range of expressive arts – music, drama, dance, design, creative writing and visual arts – we use opera to nurture creativity and give young people a platform from which to explore and develop their imagination.

Learning@TheGrange 2023

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Open House

Learning@TheGrange Matinees

We have three matinées on offer in June 2023: Mozart’s great opera, Cosi fan tutte; Orfeo ed Euridice / Dido and Aeneas - a double bill featuring two early operas which changed the course of operatic history; and, to round it off, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the evolution of Duke Ellington in one sitting… Ellington: From Stride to Strings (with a twist!) is not one to miss.

Learning@TheGrange 2022

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Our World

A creative arts project

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Work Experience

An excellent opportunity to work alongside an outstanding, professional creative team

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Planet Food

A performing arts project in collaboration with WWF

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Future Visions

Supported by Provident Financial, Barings, Phillips Solicitors & LMW

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Out of Darkness into Light

The Monster in the Maze

An ambitious digital project bringing together 50 performers from England and Holland.

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A World of Your Own

As a response to Mental Health Awareness Week, this project was designed to help us escape our upside-down world, and process the challenges we face through creative activity.

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70 teenagers created an opera in 5 days.

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Mozart in the Making

Introducing primary school children to the magic of opera.

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Fun with Figaro

An interactive half-term workshop about Mozart and Da Ponte’s witty story and timeless music.

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Shakespeare and Verdi

Secondary students explored Verdi’s masterpiece Falstaff.

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2019 School’s Performance

A special school's performance of Dance@TheGrange 2019

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The Barber of Seville

What's it all about?

A fun introduction to Rossini's comic masterpiece.

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Create an opera in 5 days

The Grange Festival worked with 60 young people from Hampshire to create an opera in 5 days.

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Become a Friend

Our Festival Friends ensure the success of each festival and are essential to sustaining the high quality of opera at The Grange.