A co-production with Manchester International Festival & Improbable
Tue 7 Aug to Sun 19 AugBook Tickets
The Lemon Tree
Thu 6 Sep to Sat 8 SepBook Tickets
Mon 10 Sep to Tue 11 SepBook Tickets
Motherwell Concert Hall
Mon 17 Sep to Tue 18 SepBook Tickets
Fri 21 Sep to Sat 22 SepBook Tickets
BambinO is back! Fresh from sell out runs in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 2017, this magical piece of music theatre is aimed at an audience that doesn’t often get a look in at opera – babies.
Already internationally in demand, the show tours to Paris and New York this Spring before returning to Scotland in late Summer.
‘We both loved it – great performances, costumes and set. The little one was absolutely rapt!’ Audience member, 2017
Written by Scottish Opera’s acclaimed former Composer in Residence Lliam Paterson and directed by Improbable’s ever imaginative Phelim McDermott, BambinO is a twin celebration of the possibilities of music and the power of the infant imagination
Also touring to Perth. On sale soon, check back here for updates.
BambinO follows a bird, called Uccellina, who discovers an egg. The egg grows to a magical size. It hatches, revealing a baby bird, called Pulcino, who takes Uccellina for his mother. He explores the world. Uccellina is initially overjoyed, though passingly annoyed at his hyperactive behaviour! The pair reconcile quickly, elated to have found each other.
A short pause for ‘Intermission Music’, representing the sounds of the opera interval.
Back to the opera. Uccellina tells Pulcino of the sky and its wonders, and that it is his destiny to fly the nest. Although saddened at the thought of being separated, they are soon caught up in the excitement of his imminent flight. Ready to take to the skies, the birds sing a final duet of farewell. Pulcino takes flight and soars among the clouds, and Uccellina ponders his journey.
Cast & Creative Team
What the press said
'The pay-off for an initiative like this is incalculable...rarely has innocent pleasure felt more vital.' ★★★★★ The Observer
'A complete delight on every level.' ★★★★★ The Herald
'...the joy of something like this is watching the joy in your little one’s face.' ★★★★ Manchester Evening News
'Full marks to BambinO. Opera can work for babies, and maybe one day they’ll come to enjoy it as adults, too...' ★★★★ The Arts Desk