The classic tale of Billy Goats Gruff meets the popular music of Carmen in this opera/fairy-tale mash-up for school children
The party animals of Seville are off to the fiesta, but weird little Diego is left behind — no oddballs allowed. However, in a classic showdown of brains versus brawn, El Kid proves that fortune favours the bold and even the smallest of things can blossom into something fabulous.
Designed to introduce young audiences to the wonder, passion and drama of opera, this 50-minute family opera explores the courage you find when you believe in yourself by reimagining the much-loved story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and setting it to the glorious melodies of Bizet's Carmen.
Listen to 'I Love to Eat' from El Kid
Mark Thompson's costume designs for El Kid
El Kid on tour in 2016
Watch the trailer for El Kid
|Devised by||Liesel Badorrek & Michael Badorrek|
|Musical adaptation||Robert Greene|
|Directed by||Liesel Badorrek|
|Music director||Raymond Lawrence|
Running time: 60 minutes, including Q&A session
Performed in English
El Kid is an Opera Australia and Arts Centre Melbourne co-production.
El Kid is also touring to Victorian schools.