Week 2: Saturday Events

Recommended

Begins at 12 noon (repeated 2.30pm) with 'Sensory O'. Scottish Opera invites you come and help it develop the linguistic skills of children aged between 18 months and three years through interactive workshops with a team of singers (Darren Abrahams, Gloria Ellis and Alan McKenzie), composer Rachel Drury, choreographer Linda Payne and designer Ali Maclaurin. Lasts 30 minutes and is followed by a short feedback discussion. Later, at 6pm, 'Tales of our Fathers', a show for all generations exploring the life of a son and father using contemporary opera, poetry and shadow theatre. Written by Ian McMillan, composed by Ben Park and performed by puppeteer Steve Tiplady, two singers and two musicians. (For six years and over.) Followed at 7pm when Glyndebourne Youth Opera presents a double-bill of newly commissioned work. Orlando Gough's vocal ensemble piece 'On Off' explores our relationship with energy and sustainable living. Then, 'When I Am Old' by Hannah Conway (libretto Hazel Gould), inspired by the story of Rachel Corrie, the young American peace activist killed in Gaza in 2003. (Suitable for 12 years and over.). Ends at 8.30pm with 'The Sleeper'. A spine-tingling piece from Welsh National Youth Opera, by librettist Michael Symmons Roberts (The Sacrifice), and composer Stephen Deazley, which asks the question, what happens to society when our most human needs are denied? Conducted by Eugene Montieth. (Suitable for 12 years and over.)

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