Katarina, a young gifted violinist is sent to study music at the Pietà orphanage in Venice with the great composer Antonio Vivaldi. It’s Carnival time, magic is in the air and mystery unfolds as Katarina enlists Giovanni, the gondolier, to help in her search to discover her past.
A new world premiere theatrical adaptation presented by permission of Classical Kids Music Education and based on the award-winning Classical Kids audio story Vivaldi’s Ring Of Mystery©.
RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes with No Intermission.
All Performances at the McPherson Playhouse
Self-Discovery and Identity, Family & Belonging, Love, Vivaldi and Classical Music
“Another outstanding entry in an acclaimed series that is already in danger of creating a whole new (and knowledgeable) generation of classical music lovers.” – Parents’ Choice
“The recording contradicts the widely held assumption that serious music is childproof.” – Maclean’s
“…an extraordinary work…indispensable as an introduction to classical music for all children.” – Parents’ Guide to Children’s Entertainment
“Excellent in every way, it stands up well to repeated listening.” – Sacramento Bee
“…the tale…will draw your child in painlessly…” – LA Parent
“The story, the music and the acting are all superb – the formula still sounds fresh…” – The Record
Roderick Glanville, Director
Barbara Clerihue, Set Designer
Hannah Beth Stenberg, Costume Designer
Emma Dickerson, Lighting Designer
Kelsey Ward, Stage Manager
George Scott, Production Manager
Paulina Braun, Child Supervisor
Jason King, Projection Design
Finn Letourneau, Woman
Noa Paster, Girl
David Radford, Man
Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne
Rose and the Magician’s Mask by Holly Webb
The Mermaid’s Sister by Holly Webb
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
The Mozart Questions by Michael Morpurgo
Heartsong by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli
Stravaganza – City of Masks by Mary Hoffman
PLAYS & EVENTS
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory Kaleidoscope works and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.