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Opera & Family

Gold!
Leonard Evers

Presentation

A musical fairy tale for the whole family about wanting a lot and getting a lot but still not being satisfied 

Jacob lives with his father and mother by the sea in a hollow under an old tree. One day, he catches an extraordinary fish. It looks at him with little black eyes and begs: ‘Throw me back and let me live and I’ll grant your every wish!’ Jacob’s parents know what to ask for. A warm blanket for cold nights. A real bed. A home. They get all they wish for but are still unhappy. Jacob keeps going back to the sea with an ever-increasing number of wishes. But could it be that the fish looks a little weaker each time? And why is the sea getting more and more agitated? 

Inspired by a Grimm fairy tale, composer Leonard Evers and librettist Flora Verbrugge wrote Gold!, a compelling children’s opera about asking for a lot, getting a lot but still not being satisfied. Song and percussion, humour and poetry fill a playful, hour-long adventure, suitable for all gold hunters above the age of four. 

Dates & tickets

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Location

Malibran room (La Monnaie Workshops)

Prices

Start ticket sale 26.6.2024

€ 12

Language

In Dutch or French

Running time

45 minutes

Age limit

4+

More info

Children need to be accompanied by at least one adult

Gallery

Gallery

Dates & tickets

Dates & Tickets

Cast
Cast

Music Leonard Evers
Libretto Flora Verbrugge
French translation Catherine Fourcassié
World premiere Theater Sonnevanck, Enschede, 2012

DirectorKENZA KOUTCHOUKALI

Set DesignerAMBER VANDENHOECK Costume DesignerLEO VAN DEN BOORN Lighting DesignerCOR VAN DEN BRINK DramaturgeWOUT VAN TONGEREN

Performed byESTELLE DEFALQUE (NL)°
MARIE-JULIETTE GHAZARIAN (FR)°°

° MM Laureate
°° MM soloist

ProductionOPERA ZUID