Project Opera One Actsby Paulus, Weill and Britten
February 22 and 23, 2013
The Lab Theater
700 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Project Opera performs three fully staged one-act operas by kids-for kids.
SHOES FOR THE SANTO NIÑO by Stephen Paulus, tells a beautiful story of a young girl meeting the Santo Niño and traveling with him as he heals children. This opera is based on the popular children’s tale originally from northern New Mexico.
DOWN IN THE VALLEY by Kurt Weill, called an American folk opera, is about the tragic fate of a young boy who fights to defend the girl he loves. Weill uses popular America melodies such as Down in the Valley and The Lonesome Dove to tell this powerful story written specifically for teen voices.
NOYE’S FLUDDE by Benjamin Britten, a children’s operatic masterpiece, is a parable for young voices. The opera is based on a medieval mystery plan about Noah and the Ark.
Dates & Performances
Friday Feb. 22, 2013 at 10am
Friday Feb. 22, 2013 at 7pm
Saturday Feb. 23, 2013 at 1pm
Saturday Feb. 23, 2013 at 4:30pm
Tickets are now off sale, but will be sold at the door 1 hour prior to curtain. Subject to availability.
Each opera is fully staged, performed in English and ideal for children.
Estimated run time, including one intermission, is 2 hours and 15 minutes.