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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.

Author Oliver Knussen.

Archive listings for Where the Wild Things Are/Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Work type: Kids show.

An Opera Double Bill by Oliver Knussen - T1942433954

Multimedia Staged Concert. Age guidance 7+Company Britten Sinfonia. Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth. Director Netia Jones. Design Netia Jones. Lyrics Maurice Sendak. Performer Claire Booth (Max - Where the Wild Things Are). Performer Susan Bickley (Mama/Voice of Tzippy - Where the Wild Things Are). Performer Christopher Lemmings (Moishe - Where the Wild Things Are). Performer Graeme Broadbent (Emil - Where the Wild Things Are). Performer Jonathan Gunthorpe (Aaron - Where the Wild Things Are). Performer Graeme Danby (Bernard - Where the Wild Things Are). Performer Charlotte McDougall (Tzippy - Where the Wild Things Are). Performer Lucy Schaufer (Jennie - Higglety Pigglety Pop!). Performer Susanna Andersson (The Potted Plant/Baby - Higglety Pigglety Pop!). Performer Claire Booth (Rhoda/Voice of Baby's Mother - Higglety Pigglety Pop!). Performer Christopher Lemmings (Cat-Milkman/High Voice of the Ash Tree - Higglety Pigglety Pop!). Performer Graeme Danby (Pig-in-Sandwich-Boards - Higglety Pigglety Pop!). Performer Graeme Broadbent (Lion/Low Voice of Ash Tree - Higglety Pigglety Pop!).
3 Nov 12Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L1936208468

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