AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY OPERA COMPANY IN SCHOOLS
In Partnership with the Mornington Peninsula Foundation
DATES: IN SCHOOLS FROM FEB 21, 2024
(AND AVAILABLE TO BOOK THROUGHOUT 2024)
An opera for children based on The Three Billy Goats Gruff, with music by Rossini
An Indianapolis Opera Education Project, by Denise Page-Caraher.
We are excited to present a unique opportunity for primary students to experience the magic of live opera performance through a specially-crafted children's opera titled FIG-A-TROLL.
This engaging and educational production is designed to reinforce important values of accepting an ‘outsider’: embracing diversity, and encourage empowerment through cooperation.
FIG-A-TROLL is an enchanting 45 minute operatic treatment of cartoon music by the Italian composer, Gioachino Rossini, who lived from 1792 to 1868, and is most famous for his still popular operas, The Barber of Seville and Cinderella. Children will recognise many of the musical themes from TV and movies.
A timeless re-telling of the story of 3 Billy Goats Gruff, FIG-A-TROLL combines music, operatic storytelling, and visual arts and design. In a narrative revolving around 3 siblings - Milly, Silly & Willy Goat - who embark on a musical journey to audition as a trio at the Opera House, dealing with their differences and grievances, and overcoming fear of ‘the outsider’ (Fig-a-troll) to discover the strength that comes from working together - our trio becomes a quartet!