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Fox-Tot! Our new opera for children to premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August.

 

We are thrilled to announce our co-commission with Scottish Opera of a new opera for children aged 12 to 24 months, which will have its world premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. Fox-tot! is composed by former Scottish Opera Composer in Residence, Lliam Paterson. Last year, his acclaimed “opera for babies”, BambinO, had sell-out performances at the Fringe, in Paris and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

A little fox is sent on an adventure to explore the world and learn to see through the eyes of other creatures. Stretched out in the sun as a cat, soaring in the sky as a butterfly… it’s fun to be someone else. But, as Mother Vixen guides her cub’s journey from the shadows, will the little one discover what it takes to become an excellent fox?

Set in a woodland world where anything can happen, and performed by two singers, a cellist and a percussionist, an engaging mix of music and puppetry provide an interactive experience for young children and their adults to enjoy together. Composer Lliam Paterson has joined forces with director Roxana Haines and designers Giuseppe Belli and Emma Belli to create a show that is full of imagination – a magical journey of discovery for those taking their first small steps into the big wide world.

“A PERFECT PIECE FOR THE YOUNGEST AUDIENCE” SUNDAY HERALD ON BAMBINO

★★★★★THE HERALD ★★★★★ THE OBSERVER ON BAMBINO

Fox-tot! will be performed at Edinburgh Academy from 2 to 16 August before coming to Royal & Derngate on Tue 27 August – Sun 1 September, and tours around Scotland in Spring 2020. Tickets will be on sale soon.