Die Walkure is part of a series of coloring books that tell the fundamental story of an opera in an entertaining, yet concise way. In the authors' experience as professional musicians and educators, we have found that children and adults alike tend to engage in a performance much more if they are familiar with it beforehand. Coloring books offer a unique opportunity for the Color-er (adult, child or both!), to absorb the plot of the opera by actively participating in the creation of each scene. When finished, the book will become a personalized guide to the opera, containing a clear yet simplified synopsis of the original libretto. Our hope is to intrigue children from an early age, by dispelling operatic stereotypes and opening the doors to this fascinating and unique art form. Please Enjoy!
When my children were young they developed a love of opera from watching in on TV, snuggled in front of the fire with a big bowl of home-made popcorn, supplemented by the occasional delightful visit to a live performance. If this book had been available then, they would have spent many happy hours colouring the pictures and sharing tales of their favourite scenes and characters. My children are grown up now, but I was delighted to get a copy of this book to give to my granddaughter for Christmas. The pictures, even without colour, are beautiful, the story simply and clearly set out, and it will be an ideal introduction for her to the magical world of opera. I can't wait to share it with her, and I hope the authors will be producing many similar books of different operas in the future. (Dee M.)
It's perfect! I've wanted a coloring book for some time now and this fit the bill. And my friend is the illustrator. Who gets the opportunity to say that in the real world. I can't wait to spend time coloring!!! (Dana H.)
I had to keep turning the pages to find out what happened before thinking of colouring in the beautiful illustrations. This book would be a wonderful way to introduce children to opera (Caroline W.)
Ich finde dieses Buch nicht nur fur Kinder geeignet, aber auch fur alle kreative Erwachsene. Sehr schones Malbuch, aber auch tolle Oper Geschichte. Dadurch ich selber eine Sangerin bin, wurde ich mal auch als Geschenk fur meine Kollegen kaufen oder fur Opernfans. Super Zeichnungen und ganz toll gestaltet. (Nicole S.)