Saturday, 4 March 2017

Today : world première of 'Five Mary's Miracles' by Raminta Šerkšnytė in Vilnius

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.

(c) Narimantas Šerkšnys

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)

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