The Prima Volta Charitable Trust
The Prima Volta Charitable Trust operates the Project Prima Volta (PPV) programme – a community initiative that harnesses the creative and social power of singing to help teenagers find their voice. PPV uses opera as a tool to engage, empower and educate young people grappling with their identity and life’s many challenges.
This year’s grant from Trust House facilitated exciting performance opportunities for PPV singers, including participation in Festival Opera’s season of ‘Cav+Pag’, presented as part of Napier’s Art Deco Festival. In addition, Trust House funds contributed to #operaclass, an outreach programme that brings Hawke’s Bay students and teachers to the front row of the opera action. This past February, the programme enabled over 600 Hawke’s Bay students to attend a performance of ‘Cav+Pag’.