Congratulations to Opera Schmopera! The UK-based company have been awarded the RESEO prize for Best Opera at this year’s YAMawards for A Shoe Full of Stars, a comic opera about terrorism aimed at young people.
The production is a collaboration between teenage students and opera makers from Opera Schmopera and Gestalt Arts, with a libretto by writer Ed Harris. The story centred on the difficulties that young people face in having honest conversations about the dangerous threat, as well as the risks they face from being manipulated by misinformation.
Mixing operatic and Urban musical styles, and fusing comedy with thought-provoking drama, the project aims to tour the UK, France and Belgium, accompanied by a website resource to help young people, teachers and parents discuss these issues.
Find out more about the 2018 YAMawards winners here