Scottish Opera’s original show for primary pupils tells the true story of Qin Shi Huang – the first Emperor of China.
Over the past few months, our P6 pupils, supported by their teachers, have been spending time learning the songs, with the beautiful traditional-sounding music by Alan Penman complementing the dramatic lyrics by Ross Stenhouse.
As part of their preparation for the show, the P6s worked with specialists from the ‘Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools’ to learn more about ancient China, its culture and language, including some memorable lessons in Mandarin!
On Monday, 11th May, each class spent some hectic hours with a professional Opera singer, then gathering at the end of the morning to stage the show together.
Before their amazing performance in front of family and friends, the P6s invited the P5 and P7 classes for the dress rehearsal.
Sophie G. from P5C said:
“I really enjoyed the show, it was absolutely fabulous! I especially liked the song “All Hail the Emperor”. I thought they had great singing voices, and it was all so good I felt like I was really in ancient China!”
P6 teachers, pupils and parents would like to thank the SMPC for their generous funding of this exciting project.
For more information you can visit:
https://www.scottishopera.org.uk/schools/primary-schools-tours – ‘Warriors!’ on the Scottish Opera website.
http://www.strath.ac.uk/ciss/ – Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools.
http://sm-pc.org/ – South Morningside Parent Council