Rosemont Elementary School’s Opera started with a story – The Snatchabook chosen by kindergarten to Grade 5 students. Students wrote their own lyrics about a mysterious day when stories began to disappear. They sung their opera in costume in front of an audience on June 12 with the help of community members Heather Dean, Lorna Inkster, Scott Godin (composer), and Kathleen Neudorf (choral director), who helped them create the opera.
“The process has really been one of perseverance and flexibility,” said Rosemont Principal Kathy Speirs. “The students have been through a truly unique educational experience and have had a hand in an incredible collaborative, creative process.”