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Waxwings: English Touring Opera (ETO)
First day at school should be exciting and fun. But what happens if you turn up at a school that’s run by a mythical monster? Especially one who hates the very thing that you love - birds! Find out what happens when a boy and girl discover an injured waxwing and try to make it fly again.
Waxwings is the latest in ETO’s acclaimed series of operas for children aged 2-5. The opera is highly interactive, with lots of multi-sensory elements, and is designed to stimulate and engage with young people with many different and complex needs.
The opera features beautiful new music created by Clive and Mark Ives, of the celebrated ensemble Woo Music, with live singing and playing, and lots of interactive design by Ruth Paton. Words and direction are by Tim Yealland.
Expect some very peculiar characters. Let’s see if we can fly away at the end!
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English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 55 venues and presenting as many as 110 performances per year.
Their aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions featuring some of the finest talent in opera.
ETO are an Olivier Award winning company, having won the Outstanding Achievement in Opera Award at thE 2014 ceremony.
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