Part of FR1 Friday Evening 1
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Netia Jones, Director, Designer and Video Artist
Claire Booth, Max
Susan Bickley, Mama and Tzippy's voice/Female Wild Thing
Christopher Lemmings, Moyshe/Wild Thing with Beard
Jonathan Gunthorpe, Aaron/Wild Thing with Horns
Graeme Broadbent, Emil/Rooster Wild Thing
Graeme Danby, Bernard/Bull Wild Thing
About This Performance
The late Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book comes to life in Oliver Knussen’s charming one-act opera. This new production by UK director Netia Jones turns the well-loved book into a magical multimedia event by using innovative technologies that combine live performers with Sendak’s incomparable artwork. Sharing the bill is Ravel’s beloved Mother Goose, presented with equally imaginative video imagery.
The interaction of live performer images with Sendak’s unmatched artwork.
Gustavo Dudamel brings 20th-century musical fantasies to sonic life like no other conductor.
Though this two-hour program is not a "kids' concert," it may be appropriate for some children based on parental discretion. All patrons, regardless of age, must sit quietly through the performance. No one under 6 will be admitted.
A co-production by the Barbican, London, Aldeburgh Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in association with Lightmap
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