Cape Town Opera is introducing a fun opera programme for Primary Schools,uWiz, which will tour to schools in the week of 26 to 30 July 2010.
uWiz, created by Francesco Nassimbeni for youngsters, re-imagines some of the world’s favorite stories, mixing it up with some of classical opera’s catchiest, loveliest melodies. Aimed at attuning young ears to the lush sounds of opera, uWiz will showcase the versatility, longevity and infectiousness of some of the genre’s most popular pieces.
Interweaving timeless classics with an exciting, original fantasy, uWiz aims to connect opera with its biggest creative purpose, entertainment. Expect samplings of Mozart, Delibes, Rossini and Puccini at their craziest, funniest, dizziest and most terrifying best.
Floot orphan Dot is making a perilous journey. Her memories have been swept away and she wants them back. Enter, in no particular order, Fabian, the celebrity lion; Cyclops the malfunctioning parking meter; Zoli the performing street urchin: all three are drawn inexplicably to each other and Dot, to discover their mysterious purpose. Narrated by Skollie, Dot’s trusted pavement special, this fantasy retelling promises to intrigue the young audience who join their quest to find the www – the wild wise wizard, aka uWIZ.
Performances are already scheduled at the following schools:
27th July: Greenfield Girls Primary and Jan van Riebeeck Primary
28th July: Vredelust Primary
29th July: Simon vd Stel
30th July: Camps Bay Primary