Writing Carmen

Writing Carmen

A unique poetry-writing experience including a private backstage tour and dress rehearsal seats at The Royal Opera House

On this course you will explore the worlds of poetry and opera with poet and ex-opera singer Richard Scott. You’ll be invited to soak up the atmosphere of the Royal Opera House – including a private backstage tour, a pre-show glimpse at the costumes and stage-weapons — all before watching a dress rehearsal of Barrie Kosky’s radical production of Bizet’s Carmen. A month later you’ll meet again with Richard to discuss how other poets, including Mark Doty, Frederick Seidel, W.H. Auden and Charles Simic, have tackled the opera in their poetry; then together you’ll workshop and examine your new poems inspired by this unique operatic experience!

A two-day workshop running on 3 February, 9:30 – 16:30, (Royal Opera House Day) and 3 March, 10:30 – 16:30 (Workshop Day).

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

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About Richard Scott View Profile

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His pamphlet Wound, published by Rialto, won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016. His poem ‘Crocodile’ won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. His debut collection is forthcoming from Faber & Faber in April, 2018.

My poetry was stuck in a rut of repetitive rhymes and banal phrases. The session really opened me up to possibility and I’m now submitted work to magazines and competitions.

Summer 2017 Survey response

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