Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August 10.00-10.40, 12.00-12.40 & 14.00-14.40

 

Scottish Opera

 

 

A brand-new interactive performance for toddlers and their carers.

 

Come with us to a magical, night-time world, take a train ride through the jungle, and meet a friendly lion who sleeps under the stars…

Following the phenomenal success of BabyO, Scottish Opera’s ground-breaking show for 6 to 18 month olds, SensoryO, is a brand-new interactive performance for toddlers and their carers. Aimed at kids between the ages of 18 and 36 months, this 30-minute show is rich in sound, rhythm and music.

 

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Genesis

 

Following the phenomenal success of BabyO , Scottish Opera’s ground-breaking show for 6 to 18 month olds, SensoryO is a brand-new interactive performance for toddlers and their carers. Aimed at kids between the ages of 18 and 36 months, this 30-minute show is rich in sound, rhythm and music.

 

Synopsis

 

Come with us to a magical, night-time world, take a train ride through the jungle, and meet a friendly lion who sleeps under the stars…

 

 
 

Sensory-O

Music: Rachel Drury

Designer: Ali MacLaurin

Director: Lissa Lorenzo
Choreographer: Linda Payne

Tenor: Darren Abrahams

Soprano: Frances Morrison-Allen

Baritone: Phil Gault

 

 

Biographies

 

Rachel Drury: Composer

 

Rachel is a freelance musician working predominantly in the field of music education. She has delivered education projects for various organisations including Scottish Opera, Children’s Classic Concerts and the RSAMD and is currently working towards a PhD researching music and language development in the early years. Rachel’s performance credits include BBC SSO, RSNO, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Concert Orchestra and RSNO Big Band.

Ali Maclaurin: Designer

Ali has been designing for over twenty years particularly in physical theatre and young people’s work, with companies such as Hull Truck, Belgrade TiE, Theatre Peckham, the Shadow Syndicate, TAG and a variety of projects with Scottish Opera. Ali also teaches part-time at Adam Smith College, Kirkcaldy.

 

Lissa Lorenzo: Director Lissa Lorenzo trained at RSAMD graduating in 2000 with honours in directing. She has worked extensively with Scottish Opera’s Education team since 2002 and is committed to enhancing people’s understanding and enjoyment of opera through her work with the company.

 

Linda Payne: Choreographer

 

Linda has worked for 16 years as a specialist dance teacher for children and adults with disabilities. She trained at Northumbria University to gain her BA Honours in Dance. She has taught a wide variety of workshops for people with autism, profound disabilities and language impairments. She has also choreographed with Scottish Opera on several projects including BabyO, has worked on the Tron pantomimes and now runs an inclusive dance company called Waterbaby, which is providing dance access for people with physical disabilities.

 

Darren Abrahams: Tenor

Darren Abrahams is a singer, educator and facilitator working internationally. He is the founder and Projects Director at the Edward Starr Charitable Trust, a charity funding projects globally that help children smile, the co-creator of facilitation process Circular Sounds, a qualified Somatic Experiencing (trauma) therapist with a private practice in Brighton, and a regular facilitator of music projects for social change in developing countries. He is also co-producer of The Singing Entrepreneur Forum.

 

Phil Gault: Baritone

Welsh baritone Phil Gault studied at Oxford University and the RSAMD before continuing privately with Patricia MacMahon and Paul Farrington. He has performed with many UK opera companies in rôles including Macbeth, King Roger, Nabucco, Tarquinius, Dandini and Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro). For further information, please go to www.philgault.com.

Frances Morrison-Allen: Soprano

Frances was born in Aberdeen and joined Scottish Opera in 1994. She has performed various roles with the company including The Ordinary Person in James MacMillan’s Ines de Castro. Frances also sing’s with the contemporary vocal ensemble Scottish Voices performing in the USA, New Zealand and recently signed with Parma Records. Frances also works with Welsh National Opera, and Opera North.