Grand operas for small stages
Ricordi Berlin has released a new edition of operas for children called “Lübecker Taschenoper” (Lübeck pocket operas). The critically acclaimed series includes operas by composers such as Wagner, Verdi and Mozart that have been edited to be performed on small stages. Each “pocket opera” is for chamber music forces and 60-80 minutes in duration. The stories have been edited in a child-friendly way with new dialogues and interactive elements that involve the audience.
The edition is currently available in German; translations are available upon request.
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For children 6 years and older
Der Zauber der Barcarole
based on Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann
Der Fluch des Meeres
based on Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman
based on Wagner’s Rheingold
Siegfried, der Drachentöter
based on Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen
Kein Kamel für Konstanze
based on Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio
For children 8 years and older:
based on Beethoven’s Fidelio
For young people 12 years or older:
Bis(s) zu Halloween
based on Marschner’s The Vampyr
Liebe oder Lüge
based on Verdi’s Rigoletto
Photo: Olaf Malzahn