17 April 2021, 4 p.m.
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Online
Family opera (6+)
Feeling lonely, Mole decides to write a song that will cheer up the moon. Grasshopper rehearses his orchestra until they know the song by heart. Then, one night, they put on a beautiful concert. So why does the moon look so sad afterwards…?
Mathilde Wantenaar & Willem Bruls based on the original book of Toon Tellegen
Set and costumes
Cor van den Brink
The field mouse / the moon
The dormouse / cricket
The grasshopper / the earthworm
Children's Music Week
The 'Kindermuziekweek [Children's Music Week] is an annual event, organized by De Doelen and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, to introduce children to live music. Until 2018 this was only in Rotterdam, but from 2019 we joined forces with 10 musical partners to make it a national event. This year, the online Children's Music Week will take place from April 9-18 and there are all kinds of activities to enjoy, from the operas A Song for the Moon and Gold! to baby concerts to DJ workshops.
A song for the moon breathes infectious pleasure in everything.
This co-production with Opera Zuid, among others, deserves to be kept in the repertoire, especially with this cast.
The stream of this performance can be viewed for free
on this page on 17 April at 4 p.m.