• Rob Kapilow
  • I Want to be a Superhero (1998)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • fl(pic), ob, 2cl, bn, 2hn, tpt, perc, pf, db
  • boy narrator, female narrator
  • 12 min
  • Michael Rosen
  • English

Programme Note

If the ordinary but imaginative boy of this brief children’s opera had super powers, he would know “The earth weighs exactly 658 septillion pounds,” among many other things – and, he’d be a superhero. He could finish his homework and clean his room in half a second, as his good mother wishes. Will he, before dinner?