Green Eggs and Ham. No, not the latest environmentally friendly brunch fad but Opera North’s performance for all the family based on the Dr Seuss book of the same name.

The performance lasts for 45 minutes and will be staged at Room 700, Leeds Central Library on 15th February at 11.00am and 2.00pm. The piece, which has been composed by Robert Kapilow, will be performed by sopranos Susie Buckle and Gabriella Cassidy accompanied by a nine-piece orchestra. It tells the comic tale of Sam-I-Am who is trying to persuade a grumpy grouch to try a plate of green eggs and ham. 

It is suitable for those from 4 years old upwards and before the performance the audience will be invited to take part in an interactive session where they will be introduced to the music, instruments and themes within the piece.

Jacqui Cameron, Opera North Education Director, said: 

“Dr Seuss books have remained firm favourites of both children and grown-ups over the years. By staging a musical version of Green Eggs and Ham, we aim to give youngsters the chance to experience operatic singing in a fun, light-hearted way while enjoying an engaging story from a master storyteller. We hope it could even be the spark that inspires a lifelong love of opera’s unique combination of music and drama.”

The admission is just £6

Should you not be able to make it on that day it will be on tour throughout the North of England as well as visiting a number of primary schools in the region.

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It might just change your opinion of we grumpy old grouches.

Photograph and Feature Image provided by Opera North

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