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The Grumpiest Boy in the World

Merlyn, The Coopers Malthouse
2 Oct 2015 - 4 Oct 2015

A new Australian opera for children about the adventures of a grumpy seven-year old boy featuring the Victorian Youth Opera.

For our 10th birthday season, we bring to life The Grumpiest Boy in the World, an enchanting tale about a grumpy seven-year old. Fed up with being normal, Zachary Briddling travels to places where there are giants and hairy creatures, and learns that anyone can stand out, no matter how ordinary they believe they are. As part of our annual Youth Opera program, discover a brand new Australian opera for children about The Grumpiest Boy in the World. Performed by aspiring young singers aged 13-25 from around Victoria, it is one of the unique ways we connect our community with the marvellous world of opera.


Performance dates

Friday 2 October 2015, 6.30pm
Saturday 3 October 2015, 4pm
Saturday 3 October 2015, 6.30pm
Sunday 4 October 2015, 12pm*
Sunday 4 October 2015, 2.30pm

60 minutes with no interval. 

*Accessible performance.

Tactile tour - Sunday 4 October, 10.50am
Audio described performance - Sunday 4 October, 12.00pm

Cast & Crew

Composer Joseph Twist
Librettist Finegan Kruckemeyer
Conductor Simon Bruckard
Director Cameron Menzies
Designer Chloe Greaves 

Featuring Victorian Youth Opera

Orchestra Victoria

This production is proudly supported by

The Robert Salzer Foundation and Victorian Opera New Work Syndicate.