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Benjamin Britten's

The Little Sweep


Saturday, May 19 @7pm*

Sunday, May 20 @4pm*

City Heights Performance Annex

3795 Fairmount Ave.

*60 Minutes of  FREE family arts activities before each performance @6pm & 3pm

Production to Benefit
Friends of the SD Public LIbrary

Two of the major preoccupations informing Britten’s life and work, opera and music for children, come together in The Little Sweep. Yet despite the light-hearted approach, The Little Sweep is also a morality tale in which Sam the sweep boy is sold into service and bullied by his elders in a manner reminiscent of Peter Grimes. Thus the work embodies a rounded and involving theatrical experience, introducing young audiences to the conventions of opera by means of a simple yet affecting story with which they can sympathize and identify.


Adult cast featuring Martha Howe and Michael Sokol and youth cast featuring young artists from schools across San Diego. Do not miss this SD premiere written by master composer and educator Benjamin Britten.

Michael Morgan

Conductor & Music Director

Shirley Johnston

Stage Director

Joan Diener

Orchestra Preparation

Michael Sokol


Derek Legg


Kelsey Kammeraad


Eden Tremayne


Martha Howe

Miss Baggott

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