Join us for a fun, family-friendly performance of this charming children’s opera, adapted by John Davies with music by Mozart and Offenbach.
This contemporary twist on the classic fairy tale runs just 40 minutes long, making it an ideal introduction to opera for the whole family. Stay after the show for fun activities and pictures with the cast.
June 14th's sensory friendly performance will feature less stage lighting and lower sound levels. We invite families to bring familiar, comforting objects to the performance and to feel free to move around the theater as necessary.
ABOUT THE OPERA
Sung in English.
Running time: 40 minutes with no intermission.
|Music||W.A. Mozart and J. Offenbach|
|Libretto and Creator||John Davies|
|Stage Director||Meredith Hoppe|
|Music Director||Joel Goodloe|
|Costume Designer||Elizabeth Rishel|
|Stage Managers||Mitchel Bergens|
|Goldie B. Locks||Raven McMillon|
|Mama Bear||Chynna Lucken|
|Papa Bear||Jesse Davis|
|Peek (Baby Bear)||Valerie Hosler|
A family of singing bears get an exciting new gig with “The Great Pittsburgh Circus.” They celebrate by moving into a new home with a garden for Papa to grow vegetables, and a beautiful kitchen for Mama to make soup. While out for a walk, a young girl named Goldie gets lost while catching bugs and decides to eat some the bears' delicious soup. Peek (Baby Bear) decides to launch an investigation to catch the “soup robber” but finds a new friend instead.
Meet the ARRANGER
John Davies has performed with opera companies throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and the opera companies of Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Omaha, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Nashville, and Anchorage. He has also performed in concert as bass-baritone soloist with the symphony orchestras of Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis, Detroit, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Chattanooga and Syracuse.
A father of six children, and grandfather of many more, John takes an active interest in the performing arts for young people. His operas for young audiences have been presented by more than 150 opera companies and university opera programs in the United States and Canada.