Oliver Knussen's children's operas 'Where the Wild Things Are' (45mins) and Higglety Pigglety Pop! (1hr) are performed in a staged multimedia concert by Britten Sinfonia under Ryan Wigglesworth, with libretti and original drawings by Maurice Sendak. It is directed by Netia Jones, whose specially commissioned multimedia staging sees singers, orchestra and projections come together in a joyous celebration of these fun, spontaneous and utterly unreal operatic gems.
'Where the Wild Things Are': Claire Booth (Max), Susan Bickley (Mama/ Voice of Tzippy), Christopher Lemmings (Moishe), Graeme Broadbent (Emil), Jonathan Gunthorpe (Aaron), Graeme Danby (Bernard) and Charlotte McDougall (Tzippy).
'Higglety Pigglety Pop!': Lucy Schaufer (Jennie), Susanna Andersson (The Potted Plant/ Baby/ Mother Goose), Claire Booth (Rhoda/ Voice of Baby's Mother); Christopher Lemmings (Cat-Milkman / High Voice of Ash Tree); Graeme Danby (Pig-in-Sandwich-Boards), Grame Broadbent (Lion / Low Voice of Ash Tree).
(Suitable for children of seven years and over.)