Buzzing around Das Rheingold in Nottingham

Photo: Denis Tully

Streetwise Opera Nottingham performer Jeremy describes learning the Ring Cycle's Das Rheingold:

The Streetwise Opera Nottingham Explore Group is busy busy busy like bees buzzing around Das Rheingold!

It's all very exciting/enjoyable/potty/crazy. It's a fierce/competitive/furious/bonkers/batty battle between the Rhinemaidens and the cheeky/crafty/cunning/courageous/crazy/chirpy/naughty Nibelung. Will he steal the pot of treasured gold or will the fair maidens fight to the very end?

Watch this space as there could be a lot of sweat and bloodshed as our workshop leaders Neil and Tim work the group to their knuckles and bones to pull off another stunning/splendid/sensational/superb performance at the Southbank Centre in London. We cannot fit any rhinos or exotic dancers into the Nottingham Theatre Royal, but the Streetwise Opera group are all very excited and looking forward to taking part in this performance of Das Rheingold, with other Streetwise singing groups from London and Gateshead performing more Ring Cycle extracts the following day.

Streetwise Opera Nottingham is rising to the challenge, getting to grips with a variety of extraordinary, remarkable, unusual and inspirational musical songs. We even have a bag full of hammers and spanners to give the Rheingold performance that little extra extra 'clink clink clink clank clank clank' and add an extra load of racket to our rehearsals. We're getting lots of support from the ultimate singing professionals Neil and Tim, and extra support on the sidelines from support worker Anne and Regional Co-ordinator Cath (who sadly is leaving Streetwise Opera Nottingham soon and heading off to the Outback to look for didgeridoos and soak up some good old Aussie sunshine - we will all miss her and wish her the very best in her adventures and thank her for all her hard work).

Our performance of Das Rheingold will definitely be a night to remember! No booking needed - just come along to the Southbank Centre on 28 June at 5:30pm!

This blog was written by Streetwise Opera Nottingham performer and jolly-old-fairly-young-life-in-the-old-dog-yet singer Jeremy Bartys, who puts a smile on everyone's faces at Streetwise Opera Nottingham.

Pictured: Jeremy with the Streetwise Opera Nottingham Explore Group. Photo by Denis Tully