Ruth will be reprising her role as Ferdinand in El Kid for Opera Australia's 2017 NSW Schools Tour. The tour runs for 26 weeks and the cast will perform at over 200 schools all across the state.
The classic tale of Billy Goats Gruff meets the popular music of Carmen in this opera/fairy-tale mash-up for school children.
He's just a kid. El Kid, in fact, but the other goats don't think he's got much to offer. When they all head out to attend Seville's biggest Fiesta, no one thinks little Diego will
have a part to play. But in opera, it's often the outsider who comes in to save the day, and before the party's over, Diego will prove he's no silly goats gruff.
This 50-minute opera explores the courage you find when you believe in yourself, using the popular tunes of Bizet's Carmen to introduce the drama of opera to primary-school aged students.
Public performance dates will be available via the Opera Australia website here.