Rumpelstiltskin the Opera – Not just a sparkling yarn with a moral

Created with young people and schools in mind Rumpelstiltskin the opera, true to form, tells a story of magic, wily deception, careless lies, comedy, sorrow, self-discovery and a crushing moral dilemma. The materials and content are perfect for keystage 2 classes but equally they are adaptable so could be accessible for younger years too.

This term and next you can make music about more using Rumpelstiltskin as a starting point for learning across the whole curriculum.  Fun musical activities and some safe singing ideas may feature along the way.

Rumpelstiltskin, composed by Helen Woods with libretto by Pete Talman, has been created and performed by Opera Boots.

The full Rumpelstiltskin Opera will be released in 8 weekly episodes over the course of the summer, they will be FREE to download for a limited time period only.

Non specialist music teachers will find easily accessible approaches and ready to use video clips as well as ideas for cross curricular links and extension tasks. Each instalment of the story is accompanied by music warm-ups and supporting materials to complement and extend the learning.

Let the Rumpelstiltskin story and themes help you through this term and the next – no strings attached!

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