youth opera for kids 6-8 years for 1 singer/actress, cl, bs, trb, hp, vi, vc and perc
45’00 | 2011 | Dutch
LUN 1004 Soeraki, heldin van de zee
Libretto Sjoerd Kuyper
Commission The Gergiev Festival Rotterdam
Premiere September 18th, 2011 Oude Luxor, Rotterdam
Instrumentation for 1 singer/actress, cl, bs, trb, hp, vi, vc and perc
The Gergiev Festival invests in its audience, so educational projects are important.
In 2011 Sjoerd Kuyper (text) and Monique Krüs made Soeraki, heroine of the sea for kids of 6-8 years.
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Soeraki is a ten-year old girl. But she’s not an ordinary girl - she’s a mermaid!
She lives in a tropical paradise where everything is beautiful: the fish, the coral, even the old crab! But often she's bored. It's all very nice but nothing's exciting.
Except for Bob, the merboy... But he won't even look at her, says 'Hi' and 'Bye' and that's it. To get his attention she decides to get him the most beautiful thing on earth and dives deep into the sea. Which is quite dangerous for a mermaid of about ten…