Excellent Children's Opera and Operatic installation
D. Marcin | Paris, France | 06/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The CD has two opera pieces, which are contemporary but not extravagant experimentations.
The Children's Opera Phantasmagorilla is a very good introduction to contemporary opera for children. It tells the story of a child that is "forced" to go to the opera. During the performance, he falls a sleep and his dream is a series of interconnected scenes related to the opera, its title, the child's family and his subconscious concerns.
The second piece on the CD, Clepsydra, addresses a more mature public. It is a celebration of the collaborative spirit in the arts. It is a highly symbolic work around the notion of time, where time experiences like dream, ritual or eclipse are explored in a synchronized sound and vision experience. Although the visual part is not available in the music CD, the listener can experience how the music echoes colors and textures."