Perform La Bohème

Saturday 1st October

coffee 9.30 for 10am - 4pm rehearse

Sunday 2nd October

10am – 4pm rehearse, 5pm performance

Firstsite, Colchester

Would you like to sing Puccini’s La Bohème under the guidance of a musical director and a stage director? Do you think it is possible to create a performance from scratch in just two days?

Our two project leaders Dominic Harlan and Hazel Gould think so, and they would like to invite you to join them to create your own version of this beautiful and powerful opera, and perform it with Dom accompanying on the piano, at the end of the weekend.

All ages and experience welcome. You do not have to be an opera standard singer. Dom and Hazel are very experienced at working in many different contexts and the emphasis will be on having fun creating something together, and the beautiful music of La Bohème. You can do as little or as much as you like, but the more you put in the more you will get out. There are no professional soloists so you will not be stuck at the back of the chorus.

This is one of the first events planned to happen in the amazing architecture of the gallery firstsite in Colchester.

How to sign up

The cost is £75 (£35 if you are 25 or under) for two full days workshop / rehearsals and performance. We will provide plentiful supplies of tea, coffee and biscuits etc, and a good lunch can be had at firstsite and of course at many cafes and restaurants in the area. Places are limited to 45 participants. There will be a form to fill in, but meanwhile please register your interest by emailing Zélie the festival director.