Italian performer visits Oxford High School
"I am delighted that Gian Marco could join our Sixth Form class, ahead of our long standing Italian Exchange with Turin. He was able to make them feel very comfortable."
The current Evita tour marks Gian Marco Schiaretti’s UK debut, having most recently played the title role of Tarzan in Disney's Musical Tarzan, in Stuttgart.
Prior to this he played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet across Italy. In the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical he takes on the role of Che, a character who reflects the voice of the Argentine people – linked to Eva by destiny; he brings conflict to the story of Eva's rise to fame.
With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and an Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is iconic. Featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including 'Don’t Cry for Me Argentina', 'On This Night of a Thousand Stars', 'You Must Love Me', and 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall', this spectacular production promises once again to be the theatrical event of the year. Don’t miss the 2017 UK tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary musical Evita.
Margherita Stellardi, Head of Italian at Oxford High School said: “I am delighted that Gian Marco could join our Sixth Form class, ahead of our long standing Italian Exchange with Turin. He was able to make them feel very comfortable. It’s always a challenge to speak in a different language so the class prepared questions and were extremely motivated to see they were understood. The Italian language isn’t often taught at schools – but it’s very artistic and important to learn.”
Italian is a fun filled, highly academic, engaged and expanding subject at Oxford High School: an integral part of the varied and stimulating learning environment of their dynamic Modern Languages department. Girls who study Italian discover its fundamental connection with the Italian culture and its place at the heart of Western Civilisation. At Oxford High, Italian is now an option from Year 8 whilst Year 12 students can start Italian ab initio and achieve their A level in a two year accelerated course.
Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita runs at the New Theatre until 11th March 2017.
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