BBC Look East Feature - A King's Ransom


BBC Look East's feature about A King's Ransom, Into Opera's ambitious children's opera and education project which premiered on 1 February 2018 at OPEN Norwich. Lizzie helped lead the premiercomposed by Patrick Hawes as they only professional singer alongside 160 school children.


Patrick Hawes – Composer

Andrew Hawes – Librettist

Genevieve Raghu – Stage Director

Tom Floyd – Music Director

Michael Pavelka – Designer 

Natasha Khamjani – Choreographer

Lizzie Homes - Soprano


Into Opera
But this is the point of Into Opera’s project: bringing the children without hesitation into working contact with professionals of the highest quality, to produce a truly memorable – and perhaps game-changing – experience of opera.
— Operissima, Charlotte Valori

School children from four across Norfolk have been getting the chance to take part in a new opera. Into Opera has been going into schools over 15 weeks to show them more about the art form. Watch Norwich Now's feature as they filmed rehearsals and interviews in the final week before the premier.