A King's Ransom
Into Opera/Britten Sinfonia (2017–2018)
Tom joined Into Opera as Musical Director on their major opera and education project, A Kings Ransom - a 6 month project of opera rehearsals and workshops with 200 children from 4 schools in Norfolk. The participants went from knowing nearly nothing about opera, to performing a fully staged 2 act opera, accompanied by the Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Tom Floyd. Beyond learning and staging the opera, this project gave participants weekly contact with a variety of creative professionals and the transformative effect of this was remarkable.