Today, the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre presents the world première of Raminta Šerkšnytė's opera Penki Merės stebuklai (Five Mary's Miracles), with a libretto by Ramutė Skučaitė.
It is a children opera in 2 acts, the composer's first lyrical work. The libretto is based on the Mary Poppins stories written by ¨Pamela Travers.
It is no accident that the wind blows Mary to the house of Banks at the moment, when the family needs her the most - Mrs. Banks cannot find a suitable nanny for her five naughty children. The five stories of the opera showcase characters that are easily recognizable in our everyday lifes - we meet the petulant Mrs. Banks, the unhappy Bert, the humble Male Nanny and many others. (reproduced from the LNOBT season programme book)