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It’s unavoidable. Listening to Mozart, the heart gambols. And he wrote Bastien and Bastienne when he was only 12.
Nitza Shaul presents the fully staged one-act opera as part of her
popular Magical Sounds series of classical music for children. Through
the lives of the great composers when they were kids, ours get to know
And the little ones love it. They sit quiet and mesmerized as Shaul,
her musicians and actor/dancers enact the composers’ lives and music.
So, on to Mozart and his opera...
It’s the old story. Shepherd Bastien is in love with pretty shepherdess
Bastienne but he’s flirting with the squire’s daughter. “Play hard to
get,” the village wise-woman advises Bastienne. She does, Bastien comes
running back, and it’s happily ever after for the young lovers.
Sung in Hebrew, Bastien and Bastienne plays at 5 and 6:30 pm at the Tel Aviv performing Arts Center from May 11 to 13.