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Opera for babies at Culture Night Belfast

Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 11am 0 Comments Music & Opera

Picture (L-R) are babies, Saul Walsh, Elliott Agnew, Elliott Johnston and Amber Keating. Image: Picture (L-R) are babies, Saul Walsh, Elliott Agnew, Elliott Johnston and Amber Keating.

After its great success at Belfast BabyDay and Young At Art’s Belfast Children’s Festival, Northern Ireland Opera’s ‘Little Lullabies’ returns as part of Culture Night Belfast this Friday 22 September, supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Combining music, amazing live operatic voices, bright colours, tactile textures, bubbles and finger puppets, Little Lullabies is an ideal first musical experience for babies and parents in the fun and relaxed environment of the Baby Grand at the Grand Opera House.  The event is suitable for babies and toddlers between the ages of 0-24 months and their parents/guardians. 

Babies will join Northern Ireland Opera singers on the The Rainbow Boat for an adventure through the music of Hansel & Gretel, The Magic Flute and La Traviata.

Ciaran Scullion, Head of Music, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said,

“Little Lullabies is a fantastic addition to the Culture Night programme.  Babies and parents will be enchanted by the spectacular music and stunning voices of the Northern Ireland Opera singers.  The Arts Council is proud to support both Northern Ireland Opera and Culture Night through National Lottery funding and would encourage everyone to get out and join in the massive celebrations at Culture Night.”

Northern Ireland Opera will be running four Little Lullabies sessions with each beginning on the hour starting at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Each of the free sessions will last approximately 40mins and booking in advance is essential by emailing or calling 028 9027 7734.*

Culture Night is Belfast's largest, most exciting and inclusive cultural celebration.  Now in its ninth year, Culture Night brings together over 300 free events across 150 locations in Belfast City Centre in a single day. The event attracts over 85,000 visitors from Belfast, Northern Ireland and beyond.

*Please note that each of the Little Lullabies sessions are fully booked.


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