Primary Schools across the country will be temporarily transformed into ancient China as Scottish Opera brings Warriors! The Emperor’s Incredible Army to thousands of Primary 5-7 pupils this Spring.
Fraserburgh South Park Primary School will be amongst those as the production come to them on Wednesday the 18th of March.
Commissioned with the five Scottish Confucius Institutes, this brand new 30-minute opera will be performed by pupils – with hands on guidance from Scottish Opera experts.
The production tells the true story of Qin Shi Huang – the first Emperor of China, who was desperate to rule forever.
Over many years, Qin Shi Huang assembled an army of 8000 soldiers, horses and chariots to watch over him in the afterlife. All 8000 were armoured and armed to the teeth. But they were all made entirely of clay.
In addition, some of the schools intend to take advantage of an extra workshop provided free to them by the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, based at the University of Strathclyde, which will help pupils to pronounce the Mandarin words included in the lyrics.
Pupils will be taught basic Mandarin, including counting to ten, the names of colours, as well as how to say “hello” and “goodbye”.
“Warriors! The Emperor’s Incredible Army is a production that gives pupils the chance to put on an opera or theatre performance.