Pinch me! This was the moment I made my debut on the mainstage of the Royal Opera House, presenting this extraordinary production of The Magic Flute.

Jonathan Ainscough and I led from the stage as Richard Hetherington conducted the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and soloists, and 2000 school children filled every seat in the house and sang 6 of the songs.

A massive first, after a year of hard work and vital arts-led learning: students from all backgrounds appreciating and making classical music… and expressing themselves with joy.

2000 children singing together make a wonderful sound!

Special thanks to our effervescent Programme Manager Stephen Morris, and the entire Create and Sing team!

Pamela Hay Soprano