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Opera for people with specific needs, with the ETO

English Touring Opera (ETO) is bringing an interactive, multi-sensory opera specially designed for people with special needs to the Philharmonie Luxembourg. ETO has produced: "Zoo!", "Extraordinary Tales", "Birdwatching", "This is my bed!", "Different", "Waswings", "Rumbled", "Spin", "RedBlueGreen" & "Midnight Moon".

For

  • People with specific needs

Time period

2011 - 2023

Supported by

André Losch Fondation, Arcelor Mittal.

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Zoo!

2023

Ari has fallen asleep and lost their tree frog. Become a zookeeper for the day with English Touring Opera and help Ari find it!

Warthogs, purple turtles and Amazonian parrots, you'll meet them all in Zoo! in an adventure full of songs, music and multi-sensory elements.

The project aims for the participants to:

  • Communicate with others
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Discover oneself

This interactive opera is accessible to people with special needs and has been translated into Luxembourgish by the Fondation EME for the occasion.. 

Extraordinary Tales

2020

The Fondation EME has the pleasure to present you in 2020 a new show for SEND audiences: Extraordinary Tales! The English Touring Opera returns for the eighth time in Luxembourg (The Midnight Moon, RedBlueGreen, Spin, Rumbeld, Different and This is my bed), their new show will be a a multi-sensory and fabulous experience.

Dessin d'un petit garçon souriant et le texte "the Extraordinary Adventures of You & Me"

Birdwatching

2019

The Fondation EME has the pleasure to present you in 2019 a new show for SEND audiences: Birdwatching! The English Touring Opera returns for the seventh time in Luxembourg (The Midnight Moon, RedBlueGreen, Spin, Rumbeld, Different and This is my bed), their new show will be a a multi-sensory and fabulous experience. 

Birdwatching

This is my bed!

2018

The Fondation EME has the pleasure to present you in 2018 a new show for SEND audiences: This is my bed! The English Touring Opera returns for the sixth time in Luxembourg (The Midnight Moon, RedBlueGreen, Spin, Rumbeld and Different), their new show will be a a multi-sensory and fabulous experience. This is my bed has been created in collaboration with the Perseid School and the Polka Theater in Wimbeldon.

Different

2017

This project is led by 3 singers and 2 actors of the English Touring Opera (ETO). It is aimed at people with disabilities or autistic disorders in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Tim Yealland wrote the story with a group of autistic children on the music of contemporary composer Llywelyn Ap Myrddin. The play, lasting 50 minutes, is colorful, interactive and entertaining.

Different - ETO

Waxwings

2015

The guest ensemble ETO – English Touring Opera – will inspire Luxembourg’s children with their new show, Waxwings, in June this year. It travels throughout England and gives more than 110 performances a year. Its aim is to give everybody an opportunity to enjoy high-quality, professional opera.

ETO has developed a special programme for children with special needs. Once a year, it takes this programme to the Philharmonie in Luxembourg. The performances are designed for people with multiple handicaps and autistic people. This is a fabulous, colourful performance, with instrumental accompaniment. The participants take away beautiful memories of this fabulous atmosphere.

Every year a large number of children enjoy this show at the Philharmonie.

Rumbled

2014

This project was a colourful, fabulous production inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, which told the traditional story of the miller and his girl, who transforms the bad king’s straw into gold, with the help of Rumpelstiltskin, in order to save her own life.

The show contains many elements that encourage the public to participate via touch, sound, smell, and voice.

The workshops were led by a soprano and baritone, as well as by a clarinettist and cellist from ETO – English Touring Opera. This one-week project took place in June 2014.

Spin

2013

Spin was an interactive show, which combined pictures, feelings, sounds, smells, and colours.

English Touring Opera came to Luxembourg in June 2013 to present this show for people with special needs. It was about a musical event in which a day in the life of a couple was represented.

RedBlueGreen

2012

RedBlueGreen was an interactive music programme specially created by ETO − English Touring Opera for people with special needs. They came to Luxembourg in June 2012. Each scene analysed a particular colour and reproduced the feeling invoked by the colour in question.

Midnight Moon

2011

The Midnight Moon was a multisensory, interactive, and magical event, tailor-made for disabled and autistic children. It was inspired by Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The participants travelled to an enchanted forest and were part of the magical transformation of the forest. The project took place from 29 June to 1 July 2011 at the Espace Découverte in the Philharmonie.

Supported by

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