Today sees the launch of a combined campaign between me and Into Opera to appeal for your help in raising funds to aid the Professional World Premiere of my children's opera A King's Ransom.
My brother, Andrew, and I wrote the opera in 1994 and was brilliantly received at the time, but I have done nothing with it since! This all changed through meeting Genevieve Raghu and Benjamin Hamilton of Into Opera who are passionate about encouraging children to discover the amazing world of opera. The opera will form a national educational project to create a unique opportunity for children of different backgrounds to unite on stage, through opera.
At a time when budgets for teaching the arts in schools is severely under threat we need your help to reverse the tide and prove how important it is for all young people irrespective of background to be exposed to high quality cultural education.
This video shows what we're all about, and you can click here to go straight to the donations page where you can donate your amount and receive an exciting pledge from us in return.