Opera in 12 scenes for children and adults.

Libretto by Carel Alphenaar, adapted from the children’s book Mr Finney en de wereld op zijn kop by Laurentien van Oranje and Sieb Posthuma.
Duration: c. 75 min.
Premiere: April 27, 2013, Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag. Martijn Cornet, Marijje van Stralen, Machteld Vennevertloo, Jean-Léon Klostermann, Wiebe-Pier Cnossen, singers. ASKO|Schönberg conducted by Bas Wiegers. Stage direction by Jos van Kan. Set and costume design by Sieb Posthuma.

An opera about a fish-like creature called Mr Finney who goes on a journey around the world; as he travels, he is confronted by all kinds of questions and problems related to the environment.

Click on the players below to listen to excerpts from the opera.
Excerpt 1 ‘Rain’:
Excerpt 2 ‘Finmobiel’:
Excerpt 3 ‘So Lonely’:
Excerpt 4 ‘The Dolphins’ Song:
Excerpt 5 Ending ‘Rain Again’: