An Introduction to PPV

Festival Opera

Categories: Education

Project Prima Volta was a ten day creative residency for young people, based on world renowned ‘El sistema’, which promotes social inclusion through music and was first initiated on a large scale in Venezuela.

The project included kids from all walks of life and encouraged them to seek after their own creativity, culminating in a fifteen minute performance of The Marriage of Figaro in ‘plain speak’. This video follows a bit of their story and introduces us to some of the participants. Following the premiere, Project Prima Volta toured local schools, demonstrating the power of performance and promoting the opera to a younger audience.