Blush Babes aims to bring interactive opera to families and kids of all ages. Blush Babes is Blush Opera's education arm, with the aim to provide kids with operatic literacy through involvement in music and theatre. It is our belief that kids have the capacity to synthesise contemporary music and engage with the classics at an emotional level. No opera is out of bounds!
THE MUFFIN FIEND
THE MUFFIN FIEND
A Blush Opera production supported by Q Lab Residency, The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
The Muffin Fiend is an original opera for kids and families, the brainchild of Australian composer Diana Blom and author & illustrator Daniel Pinkwater. Adapted from his children’s book, the story follows Mozart as he tries to solve the great muffin mystery of Vienna with Inspector Le Chat. Mozart enlists the help of the audience to find out who stole all the muffins in Vienna... even the double chilli muffins!
Familiar Mozartian tunes interweave themselves with Diana Blom’s contemporary score. Blush Opera want to come up with an innovative approach to children’s theatre, where instrumentalists and singers are all incoprorated into the narrative and theatrical action. Blush Opera’s unique brand of comic inventiveness aims to inspire the spirited child in every audience member - including the adults!
Duration workshop + 45min performance
Genre interactive children's opera
Instrumentation 3 singers + 1 piano + kids
Composer & Librettist Diana Blom
based on a book by Daniel Pinkwater
The Muffin Fiend David Hidden
Inspector Le Chat Jermaine Chau
W.A. Mozart Taryn Srhoj
Pianist Diana Blom
2016 April // The Q Theatre, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre // The Q Lab Residency
Photos by HeidrunLohr