By marrying contemporary music with Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known classics fairytale, musically The Little Mermaid gains accessibility for children unfamiliar with opera. The story of The Little Mermaid’s sacrifice for love reveals to us life in three worlds – the subterranean world of the sea people with their strange myths and moral codes against the tangible world of land fold; together with the mysterious unknown world of the heavens and the Daughters of the Air. The Little Mermaid’s experience of these three worlds seems to reinforce the fragility of life.