Can you whistle, Johanna

Opera for children

Composer Gordon Kampe (*1976).
7 years and older.

Premiere at 08. July 2017

The poetic story of Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna („Can you whistle, Johanna“) is perfect for children from seven years old and up. Berra and Ulf are best friends. But Berra thinks it's unfair that Ulf has a Granddad and he doesn't. Together they look for a Granddad for Berra and find the whistling Grandfather Nils in an old people's home. An unlikely friendship unfolds between the old man and the two boys, which contains both happiness and grief - an unconventional take on ageing and death, free of sentimentality.