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Bringing children closer to the world of music and theatre through multidisciplinary experimental projects in collaboration with different cultural institutions.

The original Let’s Make an Opera! Is a performance in three acts by the English composer written in 1948. The first part takes the form of a play in which the cast portray contemporary amateur performers conceiving, creating and rehearsing the opera. Intended as an introduction to and demystification of the operatic genre, the play also provides an opportunity to rehearse the audience in the four “Audience Songs” they will sing after the interval. As performed, the opera is written, composed, cast, produced and rehearsed in the space of less than an hour.

CIRCI is committed to the creation of a new opera made with the children themselves. The project, based on Tom Seidmann-Freud’s Fischreise, in collaboration with the Teatro della Scala, the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Archivio Ricordi and the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, will use specific work groups and workshops for each part of the performance.

Guided tours will introduce to the world of both Teatro della Scala and Archivio Ricordi, to understand what it means to ‘Make an opera’ and produce it. This will be followed by live performances in the theatre.



Peter and the Wolf

by Sergej Prokofiev

Peter and the Wolf is the first event performed by the Soloists of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi with Philippe Daverio, narrator.
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Emma and the Blu Baku

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Gianni Rodari and Bruno Munari in music

Interactive concert

On the occasion of the centenary of Gianni Rodari’s birth, the Italian premiere of two pieces of music by Soviet composers Andrei Petrov and Vladimir Tsytovich inspired by the works of Gianni Rodari.
The interactive concert is accompanied by a presentation of the album covers designed by Bruno Munari, who illustrated Rodari’s works for Einaudi, by Virgilio Savona’s version of Rodari’s rhymes.
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With the support of
Fondazione Berti
A special thanks to
The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Foundation
Francesco Brioschi
Miel de Botton
Francesco Baggi Sisini

Contacts: International Centre for Research in the Culture of Childhood
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