ABC of Opera
Friday 16 June, 12:00pm
ABC Academy of Barmy Composers
On 16 June at 12 noon 400 Primary Robins from local Surrey schools will attend the ABC Academy of Barmy Composers at The The Theatre in the Woods.
‘The story of opera told in such a fun and engaging way and, most importantly, keeping opera alive for generations to come.’ – SIR BRYN TERFEL CBE
A Time travelling, Talking Trunk had been built nearly 500 years ago by the Principal of the Academy of Barmy composers – Professor Peri. Trunk’s job was to store all the beautiful manuscripts that had ever been written. The two of them had travelled through time meeting all the great creators of music: Perfect Purcell, Windy Wolfie, Tortellini Rossini, Bilious Beethoven, Fantastica Francesca, Doc Blow, Luckless Lully… and 1000’s more. These batty but brilliant composers enchant us with their music and historical, hysterical tales.
Intertwined with the world’s greatest opera music, enhanced by magic and projections, this exciting show will instil an infectious desire for children and their families to learn, and discover more about the power of classical music.
TRUNK & WINDY WOLFIE ∙ MARK LLEWELYN EVANS
LUCKLESS LULLY & CRUEL CROMWELL ∙ DYFED EVANS
FANTASTICA FRANCESSCA ∙ VICTORIA JOYCE
MAESTRO MONTE, DOC BLOW & BILIOUS BEETHOVEN ∙ JOANNE THOMAS
PROFESSOR PERI ∙ DYFED CYNAN JONES
PERFECT PURCELL, TOO HOT TO HANDEL , TORTELLINI ROSSINI ∙ RONALD SAMM
NARRATOR ∙ GILLIAN ELISA
CONDUCTOR ∙ JOHN QUIRK
ORCHESTRA ∙ THE GASCOIGNE ORCHESTRA