Children's opera sung in FrenchTexts:
The donkey - bass
The dog - baritone
The cat - mezzo
The cock - tenor
The robbers - baritone
1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 saxophne, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, one percussionist, 1 double bass, 1 conductor
The libretto is based on the fairy tale "The Town Musicians of Bremen" by the Grimm brothers.
A donkey, whose owner wants rid of him because he is old and useless, flees and makes his was to Bremen to become a town musician. On the way he meets a dog, who is too old for hunting, a cat, who is too old to catch mice and a cock, who is also too old and only good for the pot. One night, tired and hungry, the animals rest in a forest. They see a light, approach it and find a wooden cabin. Inside they see group of robbers sat at a table full of goodies. The animals decide to rid the cabin of the robbers by scaring them: one climbs on top of the other and each screams a blood-curdling sound. The robbers flee and the animals make themselves comfortable, fill their bellies and sleep happily.
Duration: 45' 00"