Babyopera gives children a taste of the strong emotions adults experience through the medium of opera.
For Ultima, Babyopera has develop two baroque-flavoured performances, adapted by composers Maja S.K. Ratkje and Eivind Buene.
These two works for very young children (0-3) are presented as performances with a total duration of 30 minutes and are designed to put the children in touch with emotions of loss, grief, pain, comfort, courage and hope.
The second performance includes a fragment of Henry Purcell’s King Arthur (1691), specifically the aria ‘What Power Art Thou’. Here, ‘the Cold Genius’ will sing about the physical pain caused by the coldness around him or her. Love provides comfort and courage in this world of pain.
Christina Lindgren – libretto
Music and lyrics – Eivind Buene (aria from King Arthur by Henry Purcell and John Dryden)
Christina Lindgren – director
Tormod Lindgren – scenography
Christina Lindgren – costume
Elizabeth Svarstad – choreography
Svante Aulis Löwenborg – dramaturgy
Camilla Svingen / Syv Mil – producer Babyopera
Karstein Solli – consultant
A part of Småkunstfestivalen 2021 at Seanse - senter for kunstproduksjon.