A new co-production with Manchester International Festival and Scottish Opera


An operatic adventure for 6 to 18 month olds.

Approx running time 45mins

See below for dates

Composer Lliam Paterson
Director Phelim McDermott
Designers Giuseppe Belli & Emma Belli
Soprano Charlotte Hoather
Baritone Timothy Connor
Cello Laura Sergeant
Percussion Stuart Semple

This unique and colourful work for infants aged 6 to 18 months reinvents operatic language and traditions for children at an age when their minds are wide open to new sounds, images and experiences. Babies are free to explore during the performance, interacting with singers, musicians and each other. We hope adults might find new ways of enjoying music too – through the ears of their bambini!

“It is inspiring to create a new opera for what is possibly the most discerning – and important – audience there is. We all know that babies respond to music and we want to nurture and stimulate that relationship through their very first opera.”

Phelim McDermott

Pavilion Theatre, Manchester. Tickets HERE

Part of Manchester International Festival
4 Jul 1.30pm,  5 Jul 10.30am & 1.30pm


(Further venues around Greater Manchester tbc)

Edinburgh Academy

Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Dates to be announced

Scottish Opera Production Studios, Glasgow

Dates to be announced

Current Productions