A co-production with Manchester International Festival and Scottish Opera


An operatic adventure for 6 to 18 month olds, first performed in 2017 at Manchester International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Scottish Opera, Glasgow.

After runs in Paris and New York, BambinO returns to Edinburgh Fringe followed by a tour of Scotland. Tickets available HERE.

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

Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Academy (Venue 70)

7- 12th  and 14-19th August at 10am and 11.30am

Tickets available HERE


Scottish Tour:

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 6-8th September. Tickets

Eden Court, Inverness 10-11th September. Tickets

Motherwell Concert Hall, Motherwell 17-18th September. Tickets

Mareel, Lerwick, 21st – 22nd September. Tickets


New Cast and Creatives

Hazel McBain

Samuel Pantcheff

Andrew Drummond Huggan

Michael D Clark


Michael D Clark

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