Kids Go Classical with The Baby’s Opera, A Children’s Overture

Imagine opera for babies. Or, Walter Crane's "The Baby's Opera" will do it for you.(Photo: sarah|rose (Google Images))
Imagine opera for babies. Or, Walter Crane's "The Baby's Opera" will do it for you.(Photo: sarah|rose (Google Images))

It’s always nifty when one art form influences another.

I learned recently that Walter Crane’s beautiful collection of nursery rhymes and children’s songs The Baby’s Opera was the inspiration behind Roger Quilter’s lovely orchestra piece A Children’s Overture.

And, after all, why not? Crane’s book is gorgeous. But don’t take my word for it; see for yourself: leaf through The Baby’s Opera page by page in this full-color, online presentation of Crane’s book.

You won’t be disappointed.

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