DetailsThe Early Earth Operas
are the latest flowering of our pioneering educational work with children. These three short pieces have been commissioned by eNO Baylis and inspired by children's responses to stories from the Book of Genesis. Firestone
explores the science of creation and is set in a world of insects and planets; Dogfight
transfers the Cain and Abel story to a pack of wild dogs; and Animallarky
presents the Flood myth without any human or divine involvement. Stunning animated projections, based on original children's paintings, are used to narrate key moments in the story and provided imaginative scenery to this exciting premiere. ENO Baylis is grateful to Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein for supporting the commissioning and development of Firestone
.Music John Browne. Lyrics Jane Buckler. Conductor Paul Daniel. Director Karen Gillingham. Director Steve Moffitt. Director Clare Whistler. Design Dody Nash. Other Jo McNally (choral animateur).