The History of Western Music Part I is the latest addition to EPOC’s series of Opera Opened Up, a group of interactive presentations developed by EPOC over 14 years. The group includes Opera Blocks, Opera Hotpot, and Opera Quest.
Originally commissioned from EPOC by English National Opera, Opera Blocks has been seen by over 100,000 people in over 300 schools, festivals, and theatres. Written originally for children but now loved by adults, it lasts one hour, is performed by two singers and a pianist, can be performed to up to 400 people at a time, and uses excerpts from at least 25 operas.
The History of Western Music Part I will be premiered in 2018 with the schools of Barnet borough.