This year sees productions of two operas based on the works of beloved childrens’ author Maurice Sendak, to be performed by the Britten Sinfonia.
With a recent Hollywood adaptation, Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are has been introduced to a whole new generation of children. The Britten Sinfonia have seized the opportunity to stage this neglected classic.
Premiered in Brussels in 1980, the opera was a huge hit, but the performance at the 2012 Aldeburgh Festival in June will mark the first time in 27 years that it has been performed in Britain.
Partnered with an adaptation of Sendak’s Higgledy Piggledy Pop! the stage is set for a magical evening of accessible opera that the whole family can enjoy.
So why not do something a little different this year and experience the monsters, heroes and hilarity of Sendak’s timeless books.