I’ve been lucky enough to run a series of workshops for the Royal Opera House, teaching children how to be opera directors. Having toured these to Doncaster and Rotherham, these latest workshops were for the children of Tees Valley Music Service in North Yorkshire. The workshops give children the tools to listen and respond to music, and give them the power to create their own ideas and express themselves. Photograph by the wonderful Veronika Ward.

Pamela Hay Soprano