Raoul's Rescue Mission - a children's opera
Large Ensemble - Digital Sheet Music

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Large Ensemble Voice - Level 4 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.983295

Composed by André van Haren. Children,Contemporary,Opera,Romantic Period. Score and parts. 364 pages. Andre van Haren #3508869. Published by Andre van Haren (A0.983295).

In "Raoul’s Rescue Mission" (a short children's opera based on a children's book by the composer), the main character, a little mouse named Raoul, is forced to go on a mission to rescue his baby sister out of the claws of the mean neighbourhood cat, Tomcat. 

The opera is to be performed by four singers. Tenor 2 and baritone are doubling roles as shown below and could for example change masks to make clear which character they are playing at any given time. BabySis’ (represented by a doll) 2-bar part, is sung off-stage by the soprano.


Soprano: Mother/BabySis

Tenor 1: Raoul

Tenor 2: Narrator/ComeOn/Sewer

Baritone: Father/TomCat/GuardDog


1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, 1 Trumpet in Bb, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba.

Percussion, 2 players: Bass Drum, Shaker, Suspended Cymbal, Woodblock, Xylophone, Glockenspiel.

1 Harp

1st and 2nd Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses.

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