A Trip to the Moon

An exhilarating new work for children and families takes its inspiration from Georges Méliès’ adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

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About This Performance


Inspired by Georges Méliès’ 1902 film A Trip to the Moon, Grawemeyer-winning composer Andrew Norman’s whimsical opera tells the story of a band of bumbling astronomers as they explore the moon, try to fix their broken rocket, and interact with a mysterious race of moon people who are facing a perilous threat of their own. Teddy Abrams also conducts Gustav Holst’s perennially popular suite The Planets, which was based on the characteristics/personalities of the Roman god-named planets of astrology, rather than the solar system orbiters we know from science. The results are colorful, powerful, mysterious, soaring and thoroughly memorable.
 

 

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