Build Your Own Opera

"Sweet Love -

A Magical Gummi La La" ~

in One Act

Build Your Own Opera 2012




Part 1


Part 2

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Madison Children's Museum staff members joined forces with teaching artists from Opera for the Young to engage children in a challenging undertaking : Build Your Own Opera! Stage director Kelly Bremner and composer/pianist Scott Gendel worked with MCM's Education Department Assistant Director Sandra Bonnici-Hoecherl. A combined multitude of years of experience were put to good use in this 'devised theatre' endeavor with students from 9 – 14 years old.

Selections from Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" provided the musical basis for the one-act, while a combination of improvised lyrics and words 'pre-written' by OFTY's Diane Garton Edie served as the libretto. Professional opera singers also got in on the act; WILLY (a kindly candy shop owner) was played by Christopher Apfelbach and the evil vilainess CHUCKLES was played by Rachel Edie Warrick. You can see the whole show on the video above!

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Programming was made possible though a joint collaboration of the Madison Children's Museum and Opera for the Young, with important funding provided by Dane Arts with additional support from The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times, and Thompson Investment Management.

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Last Updated: November 15, 2012

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