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Rumbled

A new interactive opera for children under 5 and their families, based on the famous German fairy tale.

Rumbled is the latest in a series of operas originally written for children with severe learning difficulties, and adapted for young children and their families. It follows Spin in 2013 and RedBlueGreen in 2012. Rumbled features new music by composer John Barber and a story by Hazel Gould. The piece is based loosely on Rumplestiltskin, the famous fairy tale.

Synopsis:

The King has become very demanding, and threatens the girl if she doesn’t spin straw first into gold, then into a rainbow, and then into the moon and stars. Her only chance is Rumplestiltskin, a strange creature who helps with his magic powers, and who starts to get pretty demanding himself. Is there a way out for the girl?

The piece is performed by four wonderful ETO artists, including two singers, and a cellist and clarinettist, as well as some percussion. The design is by Ruth Paton and Tim Yealland directs. The show lasts just under an hour, and is continuously interactive and multi-sensory.

We are delighted to bring this children’s opera to the Tête à Tête Festival this summer.

If you would more information please contact Talia Lash, English Touring Opera Outreach: 0207 8332555, talia.lash@englishtouringopera.org.uk.

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Supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund

Showing At

  1. Victoria Education Centre, Poole
    14th Mar 2014 - 11:00 am
  2. Penn Hall School, Wolverhampton
    17th Mar 2014 - 12:00 pm
  3. Warren School, Lowestoft
    27th Mar 2014 - 1:30 pm
  4. Bridge School, Ipswich
    28th Mar 2014 - 10:30 am
  5. Bridge School, Ipswich
    28th Mar 2014 - 1:30 pm
  6. National Star College, Cheltenham
    3rd Apr 2014 - 2:00 pm
  7. Bettridge School, Cheltenham
    4th Apr 2014 - 11:00 am
  8. Ashmount School, Loughborough
    7th Apr 2014 - 2:00 pm
  9. Nether Hall School, Leicester
    8th Apr 2014 - 11:00 am
  10. Norfolk Park Primary School, Sheffield
    11th Apr 2014 - 1:30 pm
  11. Hall School, Norwich
    25th Apr 2014 - 1:30 pm
  12. The Garden School, London
    6th May 2014 - 10:30 am
  13. Mayfield School, Devon
    14th May 2014 - 10:30 am
  14. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    25th Jun 2014 - 10:30 am
  15. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    26th Jun 2014 - 10:30 am
  16. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    27th Jun 2014 - 10:30 am
  17. Tête à Tête Festival
    7th Aug 2014 - 12:00 pm
  18. Tête à Tête Festival
    7th Aug 2014 - 2:30 pm
  19. Tête à Tête Festival
    8th Aug 2014 - 12:00 pm
  20. Tête à Tête Festival
    8th Aug 2014 - 2:30 pm
  1. Victoria Education Centre, Poole — 14th Mar 2014 - 11:00 am

    12 Lindsay Road, Poole, BH13 6AS

  2. Penn Hall School, Wolverhampton — 17th Mar 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Vicarage Road, Penn, Wolverhampton, WV4 5HP

  3. Warren School, Lowestoft — 27th Mar 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Clarkes Lane, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 8HT

  4. Bridge School, Ipswich — 28th Mar 2014 - 10:30 am

    Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5SN

  5. Bridge School, Ipswich — 28th Mar 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5SN

  6. National Star College, Cheltenham — 3rd Apr 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Ullenwood, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9QU

  7. Bettridge School, Cheltenham — 4th Apr 2014 - 11:00 am

    Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3AT

  8. Ashmount School, Loughborough — 7th Apr 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Beacon Road, Loughborough, LE11 2BG

  9. Nether Hall School, Leicester — 8th Apr 2014 - 11:00 am

    Netherhall Road, Leicester, LE5 1DT

  10. Norfolk Park Primary School, Sheffield — 11th Apr 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Sheffield, S2 3QF

  11. Hall School, Norwich — 25th Apr 2014 - 1:30 pm

    St Faith's Road, Old Catton, Norwich, NR6 7AD

  12. The Garden School, London — 6th May 2014 - 10:30 am

    Wordsworth Road, London, N16 8BZ

  13. Mayfield School, Devon — 14th May 2014 - 10:30 am

    Moor Lane, Watcombe, Torquay, TQ2 8NH

  14. Philharmonie Luxemburg — 25th Jun 2014 - 10:30 am

    1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxemburg City

  15. Philharmonie Luxemburg — 26th Jun 2014 - 10:30 am

    1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxemburg City

  16. Philharmonie Luxemburg — 27th Jun 2014 - 10:30 am

    1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxemburg City

  17. Tête à Tête Festival — 7th Aug 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

  18. Tête à Tête Festival — 7th Aug 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

  19. Tête à Tête Festival — 8th Aug 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

  20. Tête à Tête Festival — 8th Aug 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

Cast

Hannah Sawle

Hannah Sawle

SPRING 2014 – THE MAGIC FLUTE
The role of Papagena will be sung by Ms Hannah Sawle for the following performances: London (8 March), Poole (13 March), Cheltenham (5 April), Norwich (27 April), Crawley (5 May), Exeter (13 May), and Cambridge (31 May).

Hannah studied at Chethams, the GSMD and on ENO’s Opera Works Course. At Guildhall she won awards for her English and Contemporary Song and she has been guest soloist on BBC World Service, Radio 3 and Radio 4. Solo recordings include Swayne’s Four Passiontide Motets with NYCGB and Respighi’s La Pentola Magica with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Roles include Girl (Spin) for ETO, Voce interna, Gianetta, Slim Girl, Lady Dunmow, Trio Soprano and Premiere Adolescent for Wexford, Nedda and Mademoiselle Silberklang for Garden Opera, Fiordiligi for Jackdaws, Pamina, Adina and Elletra for Hampstead Garden Opera and covering Tsarevna, Serpetta and Lena for Buxton.
Summer 2014 will see her touring as Fiordiligi for Pop-up Opera.

Lorna Bridge

Lorna Bridge

SPRING 2014 – THE MAGIC FLUTE
The role of First Lady will be sung by Ms Lorna Bridge for the following performances: London (8 March), Poole (13 March), Cheltenham (3 April), Sheffield (11 April), Coventry (9 May), Exeter (13 May), and Perth (22 May).

Lorna Bridge made her debut at ROH as Solo Ragazzi in concert performances of Linda da Chamounix conducted by Sir Mark Elder in 2009. Elsewhere Lorna has appeared as Meleagro Atalanta and Erato Terpsicore/Il Pastor Fido for LHF [London Handel Festival], Gretel Hänsel und Gretel for Dorset Productions, Fox The Cunning Little Vixen for Woodhouse Opera, and Tatyana Eugene Onegin for White Horse Opera. As a student at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, she performed the roles of Mařenka The Bartered Bride, Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte and Arminda La Finta Giardiniera. Last season Lorna sang several performances of Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte for ETO, and later this season will cover Ginevra Ariodante for the Aix en Provence Festival.

Henry Manning

Henry Manning

Henry Manning read Economic History at the University of Edinburgh, before studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and subsequently in Ghent, Belgium where he joined the Flanders Opera Studio. He is a student of Robert Dean, and recent engagements have included Guglielmo Così fan tutte, Schaunard La bohème, Traveller Curlew River, Pritschitsch in Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Noye Noyes Fludde, Morales Carmen, Florian in Princess Ida at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Buxton, and becoming a 2013 Britten-Pears Young Artist. This is Henry’s second season with ETO having debuted with the company in Spring 2013.

Piotr Lempa

Piotr Lempa

Piotr Lempa is a native of Poland and graduate of RAM, Cardiff International Academy of Voice and the Vocal and Acting Faculty at the Music Academy in Gdansk, Poland. He made his opera debut singing Oroveso Norma for ETO. He has since appeared in productions of La bohème, Die Zauberflöte, Ariadne auf Naxos, Kátya Kabanová, Halka, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, Le nozze di Figaro, Bastien und Bastienne, and Salome, in Wales, England, Germany and Poland. Future plans include Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Patroclus (King Priam) and Publius (La Clemenza di Tito). www.piotrlempa.com

Just to say what a fabulous time our students had on Monday. They really loved taking part in Rumbled. The students all enjoyed listening to the music and singing and they joined in with great enthusiasm with all the sensory experiences. Please send my thanks to the performers. We look forward to the next story!

Teacher, Penn Hall School, Wolverhampton

The response was fantastic – everyone loved it. Some of the students were absolutely mesmerised so thank you!

Teacher, Victoria Education Centre, Poole

Showing At

  1. Victoria Education Centre, Poole
    14th Mar 2014 - 11:00 am
  2. Penn Hall School, Wolverhampton
    17th Mar 2014 - 12:00 pm
  3. Warren School, Lowestoft
    27th Mar 2014 - 1:30 pm
  4. Bridge School, Ipswich
    28th Mar 2014 - 10:30 am
  5. Bridge School, Ipswich
    28th Mar 2014 - 1:30 pm
  6. National Star College, Cheltenham
    3rd Apr 2014 - 2:00 pm
  7. Bettridge School, Cheltenham
    4th Apr 2014 - 11:00 am
  8. Ashmount School, Loughborough
    7th Apr 2014 - 2:00 pm
  9. Nether Hall School, Leicester
    8th Apr 2014 - 11:00 am
  10. Norfolk Park Primary School, Sheffield
    11th Apr 2014 - 1:30 pm
  11. Hall School, Norwich
    25th Apr 2014 - 1:30 pm
  12. The Garden School, London
    6th May 2014 - 10:30 am
  13. Mayfield School, Devon
    14th May 2014 - 10:30 am
  14. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    25th Jun 2014 - 10:30 am
  15. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    26th Jun 2014 - 10:30 am
  16. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    27th Jun 2014 - 10:30 am
  17. Tête à Tête Festival
    7th Aug 2014 - 12:00 pm
  18. Tête à Tête Festival
    7th Aug 2014 - 2:30 pm
  19. Tête à Tête Festival
    8th Aug 2014 - 12:00 pm
  20. Tête à Tête Festival
    8th Aug 2014 - 2:30 pm

Your Comments

  1. Just wanted to say now much my three year old son Alexander and I enjoyed Rumbled at the Kings Place. Barely an evening goes by that we don't recreate it. Please let me know about any similar performances. Many thanks.

    Said Mark Hertlein at 22:23pm on 27th Aug 2014

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