I caught the premiere performances of Russell Hepplewhite and Tim Yealland’s opera Borka: The Goose with no feathers in 2014 when English Touring Opera carried out it as the kids’s opera for its Spring tour (see my assessment). One of many performers at that premiere was Susan Moore, and she or he is now one of many artists behind a brand new firm, Ignite Music which plans to launch with a brand new manufacturing of Borka: The Goose with no feathers to rejoice the sixtieth anniversary of John Burningham’s e-book on which the opera is predicated. On this brief article, Susan has written introducing Ignite Music and its work.
Ignite Music: New Music for Younger Minds is a brand new firm devoted to producing new opera, musical theatre and narrated live shows for household and college audiences.
Ignite is constructed round a troupe of freelance creatives unified by their ardour for working with younger individuals. We mix our expertise and data to introduce new music experiences to youth and household audiences. As a pool of expert practitioners, we tailor our crew to the wants of every mission.
Our goal is an easy one: to inform tales by means of music, to share a completely immersive world created for every manufacturing, and to entertain and enthral our audiences of all ages.
Our ethos is an equal voice and pay for all our crew from director to designer, from puppet maker to performer. We search to supply high quality performances utilizing sustainable supplies.
For our first mission we have now been tasked by the John Burningham Property and Penguin Random Home, to supply the centrepiece for the sixtieth Anniversary of the publication of John Burningham’s image e-book Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers with a brand-new manufacturing of the opera of the identical title, initially commissioned by English Touring Opera in 2014. The opera is written by the award-winning crew of Tim Yealland (Libretto) and Russell Hepplewhite (Music), the duo that introduced you Laika the Spacedog and Shackleton’s Cat. This new manufacturing of Borka: The Opera will tour Literary Festivals and native music hubs across the UK in 2023 and shall be directed by Ignite’s Inventive Director, Sue Moore.
We’re at present fundraising for Levels 1 & 2 of our manufacturing, with contains completion of the design course of, set and puppet construct, auditioning our forged, and a Analysis & Improvement workshop for the forged and inventive crew at Snape Maltings. For extra details about us and Borka: the opera, go to our web site, or to assist us with Levels 1 & 2 of our Fundraising go to our GoFundMe web page.