We attended Symphony of Clouds performed by Ballet Austin, dramatizing the childhood of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
This 50 minute performance was an incredible blend of theatre, ballet, and music entertainment. We loved every minute.
I was pleasantly surprised when the first character came out on stage and started speaking beautifully – in Spanish! She would continue to narrate interchangeably with another woman in English throughout the dramatization. It was perfect.
We were given a glimpse into Mozart’s life as a boy – and the struggle between being a prodigy and just wanting to be a boy who plays and has fun. We witnessed the supposed dynamics between him and his parents and sister, Nanneril. Mozart’s music was weaved into all of the scenes, often including the dancers in wonderful costumes and engaging choreography. We found ourselves laughing often throughout the show.
I would recommend this to any family with children. I only had taken my daughter, who is 5, but I wish I had also taken my sons who are 10 and 8. You can purchase tickets online for $12.
If you attend, please be sure to touch base and let me know what you thought in a comment below!
Other educational resources about Mozart:
- Biography at Art’s Alive (National Art Center)
- Mozart the Wonder Child by Diane Stanley
- CD Story of Mozart’s Magic Flute by Classical Kids
- Bio, music and other info at Classics for Kids
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Mike Venezia