Children's Opera Podcast
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18
SUNDAY OCTOBER 25 (repeat)
School 'Kid' Set & Costume Design Challenge!
A fun operatic experience for children and their families, loosely based on the Three Billy Goats Gruff, set to music from Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes (Rossini). Our first podcast is directed by award-winning filmmaker Greta Nash, and features the spectacular voices of Young Artists of Gertrude Opera.
This 50-minute, quirky, humorous production has previously delighted audiences at the Port Fairy Spring Festival, on regional tour in Victoria, and at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne.
A modern take on the 3 Billy Goats Gruff using 'cartoon' music (Bugs Bunny, Looney Tunes)
There is sibling quibbling in the Gruff household. Silly, Willy and Milly need to get to the Opera House on the other side of the bridge for an audition, but they are afraid of the 'dreadful' troll who lives underneath it. But the person under the bridge might not actually be mean at all, if anyone bothered to get to know him. Learning the pitfalls of ill-informed opinions and pre-judgment, the Gruffs discover that they can depend on each other – and on their new friend.
By arrangement with OperAdventures, first performed and commissioned by Indianapolis Opera 2006
"I think your opera is cool.”
– Spencer, 10
“I think it’s cool that you can learn life lessons from the opera, and it goes into song.”
Meet your Cast and Creative Team:
Daniel Felton, FIGATROLL
Katie Miller-Cripse, MILLY
Lana Lowry, SILLY
Joshua Oxley, WILLY
Callum MacDonald, MR I.
Alexandra Amerides, PIZZA DELIVERY/SENSEI
Greta Nash, DIRECTOR
Patrick Burns, MUSIC DIRECTOR
Matthew Toogood, PIANIST
Signor Rossini, COMPOSER