Opera With Class
Program Premiere: April 2018
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Come as You Are
“A donkey, a rooster, a dog, and a cat, we’re marching to Bremen, imagine that!”
Did you know that the world-famous composers Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Offenbach, and Sullivan wrote the opera, The Bremen Town Musicians? Neither did they! The resourceful adaptor John Davies has repurposed various operatic solos and ensembles to tell the beloved folktale by the Brothers Grimm.
This 50-minute, fully staged performance is perfect fare for the whole family as it introduces them to the operatic art form with tuneful English language musical selections, and a readily understandable and entertaining story.
The tale also incorporates an important life lesson. Davies writes: “I’d like to think young audiences will conclude that acceptances of folks, no matter how different, is the smart and decent thing to do. . .and that marching together is a far better choice than going it alone on the road to Bremen.”
Opera Las Vegas is no stranger to John Davies’ adaptations, having successfully toured his Pinocchio, The Three Little Pigs, and Jack and the Beanstalk in recent seasons to the delight of thousands of young family members.
Performance venues for The Bremen Town Musicians in May 2022 are in the process of being finalized.
Barcarolle the Dog
Dorabella the Cat
Eddie Pensier the Donkey
General Boom the Donkey