Noah Mosley & Handel: Aidan

Noah Mosley & Handel: Aidan

We are thrilled to announce our new online opera for children, a multi-media digital piece based on Handel's Amadigi.

A colourful, fast-paced musical adventure, Aidan is a fresh new take on Handel’s opera. Embracing Amadigi's themes of quest, play and adventure, this new opera for 8-12-year-olds will introduce children to the joys of opera and Handel’s music in a new and creative way, setting them off on their own voyages of discovery.

Aidan is composed by Noah Mosley, who drew on music from Handel’s Amadigi to create a score weaving together music old and new. The new libretto and story are from soprano Paula Sides, who also takes the role of Melissa. Directed by ETO Associate Artist, Bradley Travis.

Design by Harry Pizzey, animation and editing by Gemma Green-Hope and sound production by Jan Capinski.

As well as being available on ETO at Home, Aidan will be shared with secondary schools around the country alongside a new teachers’ pack dedicated to using the opera as a tool in English Literature and Language teaching.

Cast
Aidan: Jerome Knox
Dorian: James Hall
Melissa: Paula Sides
Olivia: Alison Rose

Band
Violin: Guy Button
Cello: Lucia Capellaro
Oboe/ Flute: Leo Duarte
Accordion: Ilona Suomalainen
Theorbo: Toby Carr
Harp: Oliver Wass

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Noah Mosley & Handel: Aidan
  • Noah Mosley & Handel: Aidan - Part 1

    A colourful, fast-paced musical adventure, Aidan is a fresh new take on Handel’s opera, Amadigi. Embracing Amadigi's themes of quest, play and adventure, this new opera for 8-12-year-olds will introduce children to the joys of opera and Handel’s music in a new and creative way, setting them off o...

  • Noah Mosley & Handel: Aidan - Part 2

    A colourful, fast-paced musical adventure, Aidan is a fresh new take on Handel’s opera. Embracing Amadigi's themes of quest, play and adventure, this new opera for 8-12-year-olds will introduce children to the joys of opera and Handel’s music in a new and creative way, setting them off on their o...

  • Noah Mosley & Handel: Aidan - Part 3

    A colourful, fast-paced musical adventure, Aidan is a fresh new take on Handel’s opera. Embracing Amadigi's themes of quest, play and adventure, this new opera for 8-12-year-olds will introduce children to the joys of opera and Handel’s music in a new and creative way, setting them off on their o...