Yes five for the price of one. The biggest is The Love Of Three Oranges, with a cast led by Willard White as the king. The style is pantomime, with masked characters and chorus, some overgrown puppetry, larger than life costumes and cardboard cutout scenery. The musicians and the singers are all adequate. It is good fun and entertaining but there are better versions. A bit long for the young ones.
Where the wild things are has some great costumes, the singing is fine and the sets imaginative. The music is difficult if you are a lover of melody, our young viewers to whom I think this set is aimed were not impressed. They did like the wild things though.
Higglety Pigglety Pop is simple music, a clear story and and the puppets are fine, enjoyed by all.
L'enfant et les sortilege, this was received well, and the music and voices are appropriate. Costumes very well done.
Probably the best is L'heure Espagnole, although the theme is rather more adult, it was enjoyed by all as it works at all levels. Singing good, characters amusing and pantomimish in approach.
The whole set is a vehicle for Sendak, who has a vivid imagination, I thought at first it was aimed as an introduction to opera for children, but it works very well for this old boy!
My friends grandchildren whom we tried it out on over a week or two, gave it a mixed reception, different ages liking different operas, not suprising I suppose.