The Feast That Went Off With A Bang


Genre: Stage opera and music theatre: for children's voices, piano and optional horn and clarinet

 

Description: A music theatre work for young children written in a style that is direct and easy to learn
Duration: 10 minutes
Date: 2017
Programme Note

A music theatre work for young children written in a style that is direct and easy to learn with contrasting rhythmic and lyrical passages. Libretto by Peter Cant, based on the Grimm Brothers' tale 'The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage'. Scored for three groups of children's voices - the Birds, the Sausages, the Mice. No need for solo roles or professional singers. A confident pianist is needed to provide accompaniment. This can be optionally expanded to a small ensemble comprising: clarinet in B flat, horn in F and piano.

The Feast was brilliant. It took on a Kubrick-esque anarchic poise.
— Frederic Wake-Walker, Artistic Director, Mahogany Opera Group