Ball gowns and arias were the order of the day at Bushey House Beaumont care home in Bushey where residents were keen to get involved in World Opera Day.
Staff and residents at Bushey House care home enjoyed a rousing live performance from Tenor Yuri Sabatini that bought a tear to many an eye. The life enrichment team held an opera-themed quiz which got very competitive as everyone tried to match the aria to the opera and then name the advert that the music had been used in which is far harder than it sounds! Then residents gathered in the lounge for drinks and joined The Royal Opera House for a live stream on the history of Opera.
Ranjit Karavadra, General Manager at Bushey House Beaumont commented: “Our residents love to listen to all different kinds of music, and to discuss their favourite songs and singers so World Opera Day was a fantastic reason for us all to spend the day listening to wonderful singers and operas from all over the world.”
Hannah Clipston, Activity Coordinator at Bushey House, said: “Lots of people think opera is really stuffy but it is amazing how much opera music is part of everyday life, either as theme tunes or in ads on TV. People know far more opera music than they think they do – even if they’ve never been to see one!”