Milano - Teatro alla Scala
The "Great Performances for Children" project continues with the work of Benjamin Britten
THE LITTLE SWEEP
The Little Sweep, written in 1949 for the Aldeburgh music festival, is to all intents and purposes a work for children and teenagers created to disseminate musical techniques among the very young and educate them in music.
The violin, seafaring songs, marches, waltzes, sentimental songs, pantomimes, bird calls: in this work by Britten there is everything to make children and teenagers passionate about music and theatre.
A story from the children's side: adults certainly don't come out well, it's the little ones who take Sam's problems to heart and save him from a wretched existence, with the help of a sweet nanny, not even fully grown up.