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Fresh from sell out runs in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 2017, this five-star show is back and touring Scotland. BambinO is a first operatic adventure for six to 18-month-olds and their carers. Performed by two singers, a cellist and a percussionist, this unique and colourful work reinvents the world of opera for children at an age when their minds are wide open to new sounds, images and experiences. Babies are free to explore during the performance, interacting with the performers and each other. We hope adults might find new ways of enjoying music too – through the ears of their bambini! Written by Scottish Opera’s acclaimed former Composer in Residence Lliam Paterson and directed by Improbable’s ever-imaginative Phelim McDermott.
BambinO follows a bird, called Uccellina, who discovers an egg. The egg grows to a magical size. It hatches, revealing a baby bird, called Pulcino, who takes Uccellina for his mother. He explores the world. Uccellina tells Pulcino of the sky and its wonders, and that it is his destiny to fly the nest. Although saddened at the thought of being separated, they are soon caught up in the excitement of his imminent flight. Ready to take to the skies, the birds sing a final duet of farewell. Pulcino takes flight and soars among the clouds, and Uccellina ponders his journey.
‘A complete delight on every level’ ***** The Herald
PLEASE NOTE: Only babies (with one accompanying adult) will be seated in the front two rows for the best enjoyment of all the little ones. Additional Adults will be seated behind.