Mission Statement

ABC of Opera delivers invaluable life lessons to children and young people through a lively exploration of the lives and music of the great composers, building character, celebrating difference and encouraging creativity.

Through joyful exploration of this powerful music and its creators, ABC of Opera helps young people of all backgrounds develop into confident individuals, ready to lead enterprising and fulfilling lives.

Our friendly, inclusive workshops have now been delivered to 197 schools across the UK – 9,800 children. Pupil involvement sits at the heart of this project and through a lively exploration of the stories and music of the world’s greatest composer’s ABC builds character, celebrates difference whilst igniting our young learners’ imaginations. So, spin the globe and start your journey with The Academy of Barmy Composers.

Our Commitment to You

  • To provide a path to support progression along a continuum of learning (3-11 years).
  • To recognise a learner’s identity, language(s), ability and background and the different support they may need.
  • To nurture imagination, and creativity through the delivery of the workshop.
  • To further support and explore with ABC of Opera books published by Graffeg – hardback, audio or eBook.