The Good Night Opera
Produced by AMOFYA (Art Music and Opera for Young Audience)
10:30am – 11:30am, 12:00pm – 1:00pm & 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Wednesday 9 August 2017
10:00am – 11:00am & 11:30am – 12:30pm | Friday 11 August 2017
RADA Club Theatre, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX
Specially designed for 0-3 year olds (5 years old the top age limit)
The Good Night Opera project is what might best be termed a ‘multidisciplinary operatic work’, created for babies and very young children up to the age of 3, as well their parents and carers.
Created by singer and educator Ela Zingerevich and violist and educator Itamar Ringel.
The Good Night Opera brings together vocals, acoustic and electronic instruments to create an experience that will stimulate hearing, encourage musical appreciation and introduce music making to very young children and their parents.
The staging and circular seating arrangement is inspired by the shape of a womb, and creates a relaxed space and safe ambience that encourages experiment and play. The children are free to touch and explore the set, conventional musical instruments and alto voice combine to provide music, whilst a ‘Linnstrument’ – literally a ’hands on’ electronic instrument gives the children their first experience of music making. Because of the highly participatory nature of The Good Night Opera each performance is entirely unique.
Given the flexibility of its staging as well as its general appeal, The Good Night Opera can be performed in a wide range of public spaces such as schools, creches, community centres or as part of festivals.
After an initial series of performances in different cities, it is intended that evaluation will be undertaken in collaboration with academic and scientific institutions to measure the benefits of project and potentially to adapt it for other audiences and mediums.
Words | Ela Zingerevich
Music | Itamar Ringel & Ela Zingerevich
Voice & Linnstrument | Ela Zingerevich
Viola & Linnstrument | Itamar Ringel
Concept, Mise en Scene | Ela Zingerevich
Philharmonic and the German Radio Orchestra, collaborated as an educator with the Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall and was the first woman to serve as the Director of Music at the West London Synagogue.
Violist Itamar Ringel is active as chamber musician, soloist, teacher and composer. He performed solo with the
Israel Philharmonic, as principal viola in the Valencia Opera, Spain, with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble in Carnegie Hall, and was assistant of Viola Prof Tabea Zimmermann, at the Hanns Eisler Academy, Berlin.