Based on a poem by Michael Rosen, The Firebird is a new puppet opera composed by Noah Mosley and co-produced by English Touring Opera and Little Angel Theatre.
Ivan is a young and foolish Prince who thinks only of himself. He captures the Firebird, only to set her free when he feels a sadness in his heart. She gives him a feather that will help him if he needs it… Delve into the enchanted castle where Ivan will meet a free-spirited Princess and a menacing and cold-hearted King!
The Firebird brings together English Touring Opera’s singers and instrumentalists with the expert puppeteers of the Little Angel Theatre to create an atmospheric fun, comic, and enthralling online tale for children. The film is directed by Valentina Ceschi and designed by Little Angel Theatre’s Ellie Mills.
Available on the Little Angel Theatre and Michael Rosen YouTube channels from 1 June.
Writer: Michael Rosen
Composer: Noah Mosley
Director: Valentina Ceschi
Filmmaker & Editor: Isaac Madge
Sound Producer: Jan Capinski
Designer & Maker: Ellie Mills
Lighting Designer: Richard Williamson
Assistant Director: Shanaé Chisholm
Design Assistant: Kelly Frost
Design Assistant: Jess Shead
Producer (for ETO): Bradley Travis
Producer (for LAT): Cindy McLean-Bibby
Cast (in order of appearance)
Narrator/ Puppeteer: Aimee Louise Bevan
Ivan: Richard Dowling
Firebird/Vasilisa: Rose Stachniewksa
King Katschei: Bradley Travis
Violin: Fra Rustumji
Accordion: Ilona Suomalainen
Horn: Jo Withers
Double Bass: Dominic Nudd
Piano: Noah Mosley
With thanks to:
Michael Rosen, Oliver Hymans, Neil Balfour, Jaques Samuel Pianos, Stage Sound Services, Feast Creative, Yvonne Horsfall Turner, and Stone House and all at Little Angel Theatre