UKTW - 25 years online
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Oliver Knussen changed the parameters of British opera with his two picture-book stage works Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop! These colourful and opulent creations were inspired by the drawings of Maurice Sendak, whose deeply-felt stories for children have enchanted generations. Knussen's scores, beautifully complex and yet always touching and involving, are performed by the Britten Sinfonia and a cast of talented, versatile singers. Specially commissioned multimedia stagings by Netia Jones will see singers, orchestra and projections come together in a joyous celebration of these fun, spontaneous and utterly unreal operatic gems. Multimedia Staged Concert. Age guidance 7+

Performers Claire Booth (Max - Where the Wild Things Are), Susan Bickley (Mama/Voice of Tzippy - Where the Wild Things Are), Christopher Lemmings (Moishe - Where the Wild Things Are), Graeme Broadbent (Emil - Where the Wild Things Are), Jonathan Gunthorpe (Aaron - Where the Wild Things Are), Graeme Danby (Bernard - Where the Wild Things Are), Charlotte McDougall (Tzippy - Where the Wild Things Are), Lucy Schaufer (Jennie - Higglety Pigglety Pop!), Susanna Andersson (The Potted Plant/Baby - Higglety Pigglety Pop!), Claire Booth (Rhoda/Voice of Baby's Mother - Higglety Pigglety Pop!), Christopher Lemmings (Cat-Milkman/High Voice of the Ash Tree - Higglety Pigglety Pop!), Graeme Danby (Pig-in-Sandwich-Boards - Higglety Pigglety Pop!), Graeme Broadbent (Lion/Low Voice of Ash Tree - Higglety Pigglety Pop!).
Author Oliver Knussen. Company Britten Sinfonia. Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth. Director Netia Jones. Design Netia Jones. Lyrics Maurice Sendak.

Where the Wild Things Are/Higglety Pigglety Pop! - An Opera Double Bill by Oliver Knussen

Where the Wild Things Are/Higglety Pigglety Pop! - An Opera Double Bill by Oliver Knussen (Kids show) production archive for QTIX code T1942433954. Details of all Where the Wild Things Are/Higglety Pigglety Pop! - An Opera Double Bill by Oliver Knussen archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0678932283

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3 Nov 12Barbican Centre
West End
Greater London

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