The Little Sweep - A Children's Opera
Directed by Mr. Timothy A. Sharp the Miami Children's Chorus presents Benjamin Britten's children's opera, The Little Sweep.
"Two of the major preoccupations informing Britten’s life and work, opera and music for children, come together in this ‘Entertainment for Young People. The work can almost be seen as Britten’s operatic counterpart to The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra. The Little Sweep is also a morality tale in which Sam the sweep boy is sold into service and bullied by his elders. Thus the work embodies a rounded and involving theatrical experience, introducing young audiences to the conventions of opera by means of a simple yet affecting story with which they can sympathize and identify."