Saturday, May 18, 2019

Opera Orlando takes on Benjamin Britten's children's opera 'Noye's Fludde'

Posted By on Sat, May 18, 2019 at 9:15 AM

click to enlarge Noye's Fludde as performed in Moonrise Kingdom - COURTESY OF FOCUS FEATURES
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  • Noye's Fludde as performed in Moonrise Kingdom
Opera buffs know this as Benjamin Britten’s setting of an English miracle play about Noah’s Ark to his vivid, sophisticated original music. Fans of Wes Anderson, on the other hand, will recognize it as the charming children’s pageant staged in Moonrise Kingdom. Britten firmly intended this as a children’s opera, to be performed in churches or halls, not theaters, but fear not, if you’re imagining some watered-down kids’ stuff – Britten’s music and staging directions for this opera are as beautiful and avant-garde as any of his “adult” compositions.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18-19 | St. John Lutheran Church of Winter Park and Orlando, 1600 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park | operaorlando.org | $25

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