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Video on demand: Aidan, based on Handel’s Amadigi di GaulaKids event

Watch online on englishtouringopera.org.ukEnglish Touring OperaRecorded at Movie studio or location, Unknown, Unknown
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Aidan is our new film for 8–14-year-olds based on Handel’s opera, Amadigi di Gaula. Embracing the story's themes of quest, play and adventure, this multimedia opera will introduce children to Handel’s music and engage them in a new and creative way.

The libretto is a new English version by soprano Paula Sides, who also takes the role of Melissa. The opera is composed by Noah Mosley, who drew on Handel's opera to write a score that weaves together arias from Amadigi with new music.

The result is a colourful, fast-paced musical adventure that we hope will show young people the joys of opera and Handel and set them off on their own voyage of discovery. As well as being available on ETO at Home, Aidan is free for secondary schools around the country with a specially written teachers’ pack dedicated to using the opera as a tool in English Literature and Language teaching particularly in preparation for GCSE ENGLISH. If you are a parent or teacher, get in touch with Bradley at bradley.travis@englishtouringopera.org.uk for more details.

Find out about our BSL version here.

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