Carnegie Hall to World Premiere ‘Camille’s Rainbow’

By Chris Ruel

Carnegie Hall has announced the world premiere of “Camille’s Rainbow,” an opera written for babies and toddlers (ages 0-2). The show is slated for Oct. 24-28, 2022, at the Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall.

“Camille’s Rainbow” is an immersive, operatic, and theatrical event designed to engage children in creative play as they explore the world of colors with Camille and her colorful friends Roo, Boo, and Yo. Carnegie Hall will present the opera twice daily.

Performers include Emeline Michel (Camille), Nilusha Dassenaike (Roo), Nick Demeris (Boo), Juana Luna (Yo), and harpist Kristi Shade.

Written by composers Thomas Cabaniss and Saskia Lane with lyrics by Zoë Palmer, “Camille’s Rainbow” is a co-commission by Carnegie Hall and Minnesota Opera and expands Carnegie Hall’s early childhood programs.

Audiences everywhere can tune in to the music from the live show and explore color and transformation through six animated videos by Dan Scully, viewable here.

Registration opens on Oct. 11 and is required for all attendees, including children. Enrollment is limited to four per family (up to two children and two caregivers). Adults must be accompanied by a child ages 0-2.