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Operas for children

Other operas specifically written with children in mind:

Pollicino (Tom Thumb) - Hans Werner Henze

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Cunning Little Vixen (Príhody Lišky Bystroušky) - Leoš Janáček

Noye's Fludde - Benjamin Britten

L'enfant et les sortilèges (The child and the spells) - Maurice Ravel

Griffelkin - Lukas Foss

The Adventures of Pinocchio - Jonathan Dove

Information about the opera The Adventures of Pinocchio by Jonathan Dove, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.

Commissioned by Opera North and Sadler's Wells Theatre.

Recommended recordings on DVD

Parry/Simmonds/Summers (Opus Arte OA 1005 D)

OA 1005 D

The carpenter Geppetto makes himself a wooden puppet out of a log, in Jonathan Dove's opera The Adventures of Pinocchio.

OA 1005 D

A very enjoyable opera, well performed and superbly filmed.

Opera North Orchestra, Opera North Chorus, conducted by David Parry.

Cast: Victoria Simmonds (Pinocchio), Jonathan Summers (Geppetto), Mary Plazas (The Blue Fairy), Rebecca Bottone (Cricket).

Opus Arte OA 1005 D

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