A FAMILY SHOW FROM OPERA NORTH
The perfect introduction to opera for young and old alike is set to be performed across the north of England this spring as Opera North tours its brand-new family show, Green Eggs and Ham.
The production will give children the chance to experience opera singing and music up close and will be performed in a wide variety of locations in Yorkshire including Leeds Central Library, Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, Cast in Doncaster and the National Centre for Early Music in York.
Composed by Robert Kapilow and inspired by Dr Seuss’ much-loved children’s classic, the bitesize opera tells the comic tale of Sam-I-Am who is trying to persuade a grumpy grouch to try a plate of green eggs and ham. Suitable for children from 4 years old, the story is a thought-provoking tale about the dangers of prejudice and how you can never know what something is really like until you give it a go.
During the 45-minute event, soprano singers Susie Buckle and Gabriella Cassidy will bring Sam-I-Am’s mission to life on stage accompanied by a nine-piece orchestra. Before the performance, the audience will be invited to take part in an interactive session where they will be introduced to the music, instruments and themes within the piece.
Green Eggs and Ham opens at Leeds Central Library with two performances on Saturday 15 February before touring in Yorkshire and further afield. Tickets are available online with ticket prices from £6.