Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School children make stage debut in English Touring Opera’s landmark new production of Tosca

English Touring Opera - June 1-3

Tosca – In Rehearsal

Tosca opens here tonight, with a little help from the children at Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School.We met them in rehearsals, and chatted to local amateur actor David Ward, who leads them onstage.There's still time to see Tosca – tickets at http://bit.ly/2qmu0aM

Posted by Norwich Theatre Royal on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Children from Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School have made their stage debut in English Touring Opera’s landmark new production of the classic Puccini opera, Tosca. Twelve children, aged between six and eight years old have been rehearsing in school, with the assistance of English Touring Opera’s education team, for their first role in a national opera tour.

A classic Puccini opera, Tosca is the story of Floria Tosca, the wife to a painter who is called upon to hide an escaped political prisoner. At the climax of act one, in a spooky and sombre scene, the local school children, dressed as 19th century choristers, were part of a procession across the town, in this new production of Puccini’s much loved opera, directed by award winning director Blanche McIntyre and conducted by ETO’s Music Director Michael Rosewell.

Tosca continues at Norwich Theatre Royal until Friday 2nd June.