THE HIDING TREE
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:30 am
Performances at OperaDelaware Studios, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, DE | Directions
TICKETS: $6, children (12 and under) ; $12, adults; general admission
BOX OFFICE 302-442-7807
CHILDREN’S OPERA | PRESENTED BY PEABODY OPERA OUTREACH
Composed by Edward Barnes, The Hiding Tree is loosely based on an ancient folktale from the islands of Micronesia. A hungry monster crawls out of the sea intent on gobbling the inhabitants of a small island. Two brave sisters escape its clutches and, through the power of love, work together to defeat it. Similar in theme to the fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel, it teaches children about solving problems for the greater good, that strength is not just physical, and love survives everything. This charming production encourages audience participation and is a wonderful introduction to opera. Appropriate for elementary students or anyone young at heart!
Performed in English. Estimated running time is 35 minutes.
COMPOSER | Edward Barnes
DIRECTOR | Garnett Bruce
MUSIC DIRECTOR | JoAnn Kulesza
ABOUT PEABODY OPERA OUTREACH
The Peabody Opera Outreach Program, part of Baltimore’s prestigious Peabody Institute, has been bringing engaging and informative opera to the Mid-Atlantic community for nearly 20 years. The program’s productions bring real-world situations to students and other community members, creating opportunities for discussion as well as broadening cultural experience through the use of opera. For more about The Hiding Tree and Peabody's outreach programs, go here.