From left: Harriet Elizabeth, Becky Stone, Lauren Middleton and Bethany Rosamond with Young Opera Venture director Jane Anthony.

by Scott Goodacre

The session was organised by the company’s founder and director Jane Anthony, a Yorkshire soprano who has studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Jane led the girls through a singing workshop designed to teach them warm up techniques and how to prepare their voices to sing opera. She was assisted by two members of the cast from the Marriage Of Figaro, which was performed at the Theatre on the 22nd of February.

The group was given a special performance from the two cast members, which was captured by ITV Calendar and broadcast on the regional news over half term.