Operas for children

A family opera is a difficult thing to get right – how to entertain the kids while simultaneously keeping the adults engaged? Read Andrew Clements’ pick in the Guardian of 10 that do just that.

Operas intended for children, or works for adults that children can also enjoy? As Opera North opens a new production of Jonathan Dove’s Swanhunter, which is based upon one of the Lemminkainen legends in the Finnish Kalevala, and is specifically designed for a family audience, here’s 10 other works that might engage a child and hook them into opera for life.