Trinity Laban composition professor Errollyn Wallen will be at Opera North on Sat 10 May to compose an aria from a text suggested by Twitter users. The work is part of Inside Opera, a live stream designed to widen access to UK's opera houses.
An online linkup between all seven public-funded opera companies will be streamed on YouTube and aims to find younger audience
Errollyn told the Guardian that she hoped the event would help to dispel the myth that opera is "…a lot of white people in 18th-century costume and big wigs singing very loudly about things that don't seem to matter. Composing is often seen as a mystery - even to other musicians. If I can do anything to illuminate the process I will be happy."
Inside Opera: Live will be livestreamed at theguardian.com/classical and at www.youtube.com/insideopera from 2-6pm on 10 May 2014.