Musical Rumpus on Tour: The Mountain Shakers

March (2014)

PRICE: Free, booking required. Contact venue to reserve spaces.

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Zoë Palmer libretto/director
Handel arr. Sam Glazer music
Sophia Lovell Smith designer
Musicians from Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Musicians from Genesis Sixteen

Our opera series for 0-2 year-olds hit the road again in March 2014 as we head on tour to libraries and community venues in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Newham with a brand new adventure set in a world of mountains and lush green fields.

A sleepy giant strides through the fields, in search of a space to rest; meanwhile a young water nymph tries to make rain, although things don’t quite go according to plan. Join these characters on a journey through a mysterious world of giants and mountains, sound and colours that will leave you and your baby enchanted. Handel’s rustic and much-loved opera Acis and Galatea is transformed into a multi-sensory, interactive opera adventure for babies and toddlers to listen, touch and explore.

Musical Rumpus creates early experiences of opera and adventure for babies and toddlers. Taking celebrated baroque operas and re-imagining their stories and music specifically for the youngest of ears, we give children the opportunity to explore sounds, instruments and objects throughout the performance including a specially-designed free-play session.

Suitable for 0-2 year-olds

Running time: 50min

Please note that booking for these performances is handled by each tour venue. To book tickets, please get in touch with venues directly.

Supported by Arts Council England, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and Youth Music

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