The Midnight Moon, 2010

RedBlueGreen

- Spring 2012

RedBlueGreen is a highly interactive, multi-sensory opera for infants and children with profound learning difficulties and special needs.

RedBlueGreen is a new piece devised especially for very young children (age 18 months to 4), and also for children with special educational needs. It is performed by 4 artists from ETO – 2 players and 2 singers – and is devised by a highly experienced creative team. It follows the success of the recent Midnight Moon, a work that toured the UK and travelled to Luxembourg in 2011.

The work is highly stimulating and interactive, using sound, imagery, smell, touch and colour to engage and delight mixed audiences. Lasting about 45 minutes the piece is a perfect introduction to both singing and theatre for very young children. It takes the audience on a journey through the primary colours, finding in them a story that links the different colourfields.

We celebrate the green, green grass on a summer’s day, only to be interrupted by the annoying buzzing of the yellow bee under the yellow sun. So begins a story that will bring the audience directly into a colourful world, with beautiful music, striking design and props, and lots of fun. Jonathan Kitchen (cello) arranges the music, design by Ruth Paton and devised by Tim Yealland.

RedBlueGreen is normally performed for very small audiences, with a maximum of about 30 per show, including adults.

Showing At

  1. Manor School, London
    9th Mar 2012 - 2:00 pm
  2. Ellen Tinkham, Exeter
    21st Mar 2012 - 1:45 pm
  3. Liskerrett Community Centre, Liskeard
    26th Mar 2012 - 10:00 am
  4. Mount Pleasant Eco Park
    27th Mar 2012 - 10:00 am
  5. Trannack Community Primary School, Helston
    28th Mar 2012 - 10:30 am
  6. Norfolk Park Primary School, Sheffield
    18th Apr 2012 - 12:00 am
  7. Court Meadow School, Haywards Heath
    20th Apr 2012 - 1:45 pm
  8. Guildford
    23rd Apr 2012 - 12:00 pm
  9. Peak School, Chinley
    26th Apr 2012 - 2:00 pm
  10. Bettridge School, Cheltenham
    3rd May 2012 - 12:00 am
  11. Coventry
    11th May 2012 - 12:00 pm
  12. Durham
    14th May 2012 - 12:00 pm
  13. Fairview School, Perth
    17th May 2012 - 2:00 pm
  14. Castle School, Cambridge
    23rd May 2012 - 9:15 am
  1. Manor School, London — 9th Mar 2012 - 2:00 pm

    Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, London, NW10 3NT

  2. Ellen Tinkham, Exeter — 21st Mar 2012 - 1:45 pm

    Hollow Lane, Exeter, EX1 3RW

  3. Liskerrett Community Centre, Liskeard — 26th Mar 2012 - 10:00 am

    Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 4AP

  4. Mount Pleasant Eco Park — 27th Mar 2012 - 10:00 am

    Porthtowan, Cornwall, TR4 8HL

  5. Trannack Community Primary School, Helston — 28th Mar 2012 - 10:30 am

    Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0DQ

  6. Norfolk Park Primary School, Sheffield — 18th Apr 2012 - 12:00 am

    Sheffield, S2 3QF

  7. Court Meadow School, Haywards Heath — 20th Apr 2012 - 1:45 pm

    Haywards Heath, RH17 5HN

  8. Guildford — 23rd Apr 2012 - 12:00 pm

    GU1 2AA

  9. Peak School, Chinley — 26th Apr 2012 - 2:00 pm

    Buxton Road, Chinley, Derbyshire, SK23 6ES

  10. Bettridge School, Cheltenham — 3rd May 2012 - 12:00 am

    Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3AT

  11. Coventry — 11th May 2012 - 12:00 pm

    CV4 7AL

  12. Durham — 14th May 2012 - 12:00 pm

    DH1 1WA

  13. Fairview School, Perth — 17th May 2012 - 2:00 pm

    Fairview School, Oakbank Crescent, Perth, PH1 1DF

  14. Castle School, Cambridge — 23rd May 2012 - 9:15 am

    Courtney Way, Cambridge, CB4 2EE

Cast

Abigail Kelly

Abigail Kelly

Soprano

Having initially trained at Birmingham Conservatoire, Abigail completed her operatic studies at the RCS. Performances with ETO include Naiad Rusalka, Cobweb A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Despina Cosi fan tutte. As a recitalist Abigail has performed with Opera South Africa and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra as well as solo recitals at St John Smith Square and across the Caribbean. Abigail’s work includes roles in many children’s operas including the award winning Laika the Spacedog. Abigail is grateful to the Peter Moores Foundation, English Touring Opera and Chris Ball for bursaries to further her professional development.

Catrine Kirkman

Catrine Kirkman

Soprano

Catrine Kirkman graduated with a Masters from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and continues to study with Jessica Cash. Recent roles include Zerlina/ Don Giovanni (Focus Opera); Tebaldo/ Don Carlo (Midsummer Opera); Susanna/ Figaro, Papagena/ Magic Flute (both Opera Brava); Suor Genovieffa/ Suor Angelica (Midsummer Opera). Catrine performed the solo vocalise in a world premiere by Benjamin Ellin at the opening catwalk show of London Fashion Week 2010. She sings the role of Inn Hostess on the Naxos recording of Edward German’s Tom Jones, and plays the title role in forthcoming cinema release In Love with Alma Cogan (Capriol Films). Future engagements include the role of Laetitia (Sullivan’s The Zoo) for Charles Court Opera in Gettysburg, USA, in June. Catrine has previously appeared with ETO as Barbarina/ Figaro and Moth/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

David Leone

David Leone

Tenor

Sicilian-born tenor David Leone’s decision to pursue an operatic career came when he attended several master-classes at the musical institute of Vincenzo Bellini, Catania, Sicily. A student of maestro Robert Dean, David’s relocation to the UK and graduation from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama gained him valuable experience under the umbrella of the conservatoire. David has taken part in master-classes given by, amongst others, Isobel Buchanan, Graham Johnson, Sir Thomas Allen, and Dame Ann Evans. He receives valuable tutoring from established singers currently working within the operatic arena, most notably lyric tenors Jesus Leon and Mark Panuccio. David continues to work progressively in opera both in the UK and Italy. Works include Nemorino, L’elisir d’amore, Donizetti, Tamino, The Magic Flute, Mozart, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Purcell. Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascagni, chorus, Barbican, London, Requiem, Verdi, chorus, Barbican, London, under Maestro Paolo Olmi. His recent and future UK activities include seasonal engagements with Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, outreach/ education projects, and operatic concert performances in Italy.

Showing At

  1. Manor School, London
    9th Mar 2012 - 2:00 pm
  2. Ellen Tinkham, Exeter
    21st Mar 2012 - 1:45 pm
  3. Liskerrett Community Centre, Liskeard
    26th Mar 2012 - 10:00 am
  4. Mount Pleasant Eco Park
    27th Mar 2012 - 10:00 am
  5. Trannack Community Primary School, Helston
    28th Mar 2012 - 10:30 am
  6. Norfolk Park Primary School, Sheffield
    18th Apr 2012 - 12:00 am
  7. Court Meadow School, Haywards Heath
    20th Apr 2012 - 1:45 pm
  8. Guildford
    23rd Apr 2012 - 12:00 pm
  9. Peak School, Chinley
    26th Apr 2012 - 2:00 pm
  10. Bettridge School, Cheltenham
    3rd May 2012 - 12:00 am
  11. Coventry
    11th May 2012 - 12:00 pm
  12. Durham
    14th May 2012 - 12:00 pm
  13. Fairview School, Perth
    17th May 2012 - 2:00 pm
  14. Castle School, Cambridge
    23rd May 2012 - 9:15 am

Your Comments

  1. What a fantastic day! Such a great opportunity for our children and their families. Thanks so much for all your help with organising the event.

    Said Cathy, Trannack School (Cornwall) at 14:08pm on 29th Mar 2012

  2. RedBlueGreen was absolutely brilliant. It was so suitable for our children and the singers and musicians are really lovely with the children. Thank you so much.

    Said Shirley (Court Meadow School) at 14:59pm on 23rd Apr 2012

  3. English Touring Opera performed for us yesterday and were absolutely magical. Our children were totally engaged and enthralled by such a fantastic production!

    Said Jon D. (Headteacher, Gosden House School) at 16:37pm on 24th Apr 2012

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