An exciting and unique collaboration between six companies, The Nightingale is an opera for young people, performed by young people, for all to enjoy. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen the opera tells of an Emperor of China who is enchanted by the singing of a nightingale in his garden.
The Emperor of China convinces the nightingale to sing for him but when the Emperor of Japan arrives with the gift of a mechanical nightingale, he becomes obsessed with his new toy and the real nightingale flies away. Struck down by illness and with his mechanical nightingale now broken, the Emperor begs the nightingale to return and sing for him again. She agrees, but on the condition that she is allowed to sing for all the people, both the high and low born. In an exciting and unique collaboration between six companies, WAO is proud to present this work with Co:3 Australia, WA Young Voices, WA Youth Orchestra and WA Youth Theatre Company as part of the AWESOME Festival. Sung in English.