A SUMMER IN A SWAMP
a musical for children
music Margarita Shoselova
arrangement Nikolay Tsolov
libretto Maya Dalgacheva
Director and choreographer Radost Mladenova-Arabadzhieva
Scenography and costume artist Denis Ivanov
Volcal Pedagogue Zornitsa Zhelyazkova
Acting mastery consultant Denitsa Yanakieva
Multi-media Radostin Dimitrov and Plamen Asenov
Participants: Children’s Studio for Opera and Ballet “Margaritki”/”Daisies/”, Choir and Ballet of the Stara Zagora State Opera
Fairy – Neli Necheva
Eagle – Alexander Zhelev
Flowers – Bilyana Cholakova, Nikola Nenchv, Penka Dimitrova
Father – Evgen Surmievich
Frog – Margarita Yovcheva
Cricket – Zhenya Boyanova
Son of the contractor – Dimitar Georgiev
Transient – Marya-Magdalena Nikolova, Zhaneta Encheva
Construction worker – Iliyan Filipov, Ilko Kamenov, Ivan Kolev, Doichin Pervazov, Teodor Petkov, Hristo Ivanov, Nikola Marulev, Ivan Ivanov
The idea and the theme of the spectacle is the preservation of nature. Children go back to the desolate swamp every year and play, watching the animals there. Two of them have developed love for nature and dream of becoming biologists. One day another child comes to the village – a spoilt son of a wealthy investor, who wants to drain the swamp and build a hotel there. Unexpectedly, the Fairy of Life turns him into a bat. The Boy-bat has to choose his direction. The meetings with the different animals make him reconsider his attitude to them and the environment they have inhabited. When the investors start draining the swamp with diggers and other machines, a tornado hits them out of the blue. The Boy-bat faces them and forces them to stop. The swamp has been saved!
Duration: 1 hour without an interval.
Performed in Bulgarian.
Premiere: 12 May 2016