‘Where the Wild Things Are’ at Barbican Hall takes place on Saturday 3rd November 2012 and brings the magic of opera to every child that attends. This fantastic story is brought to life on stage with a variety of memorable songs which are bound to delight both children and adults alike.
Written by Maurice Sendak in 1963, this magical performance tells the story of a young boy called Max who has an argument with his mother. He is then magically transported to a jungle and shortly finds himself sailing to an island where he meets bizarre creatures called the Wild Things.
This simple children’s picture book has been extremely popular throughout the decades and has been made particularly famous through the critically acclaimed 2009 film. The opera version of the story was written in 1984 by Oliver Knussen and has grown even more popular since then.
It is very difficult not to be touched by Kunussen’s complex musical scores and it promises to be an enchanting show, full of spontaneity and fun. So why not treat yourself and your kids to a night with the Wild Things and introduce the next generation to the wonderful magic of opera. Make sure you don’t miss it.