De Gruffalo

Sun. 07/06/2020 - 15:00
Concertgebouw, Brugge
Sun. 07/06/2020 - 16:30
Concertgebouw, Brugge

De Gruffalo

CHILD OPERA 4+

Mouse was walking in a dark black wood, while Fox was thinking “That smells good.”

Little Mouse doesn’t want to appear on the menu of Fox, Owl and Snake, so she invents the terrifying Gruffalo, with orange eyes, a tongue as black as coal and purple stinges from head to tail. Fortunately Mouse knows he doesn’t really exist…
Or does he ?

When she finally visits the other animals, accompanied by the real Gruffalo, the monstuous creature erroneously thinks that they are afraid for the tiny creature and fleas like grim death into the forest.

For The Gruffalo – a classic by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler – conductor and composer Iván Fischer wrote music in which surprise and recognizability go hand in hand.
In a setting with plenty of colourful illustrations seven singers narrate and enact this funny and thrilling musical story for children from the age of 4, in a Dutch translation in rhyme.

Who is finally afraid of whom ?

Program

Credits

The Gruffalo (2018)
on text and images of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

composition
Iván Fischer (°1951)

soloists
Lissa Meyvis, sopraan
Franches Dhont, sopraan
Hanne Nollet, mezzosopraan
Lars Corijn, tenor
Bruno De Jonghe, bariton

musical performance
SPECTRA conducted by Filip Rathé

stage, costume- & decor design
Birgit Eckenweber

decor design
Sabine Lindner

dramaturgy
Gabriele Nellessen

video
Uwe Meurer

production
Konzerthaus Berlin

production dutch version
SPECTRA

coproduction
Concertgebouw Brugge, deSingel Antwerpen

The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999 — Macmillan Children’s Books.pngDe Gruffalo © Tim Theo Deceuninck, studio-n