Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SRO Lyric Theatre
411 N. Sherman Parkway, Springfield, Missouri 65802
WHO: Springfield Regional Opera
Educational Outreach Tour, Spring 2015
WHAT: The Three Little Pigs, a One Act Opera Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, adapted by John Davies
WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7pm – 9pm, by appointment call 863-1960 to set up a time
Please prepare a comedic monologue and operatic vocal selection – not to exceed 5 minutes total *accompanist provided
WHERE: Creamery Arts Center, Exhibition Hall, 411 N. Sherman Pkwy
AGE RANGE: Late teen through college
DETAILS: The Three Little Pigs is part of the Any Given Child initiative in Springfield to have arts-integration programming from grades K-8. This production will be seen by all the Kindergarten and First graders in the Springfield Public Schools and Springfield Catholic Schools, and will also present the program for the Springfield-Greene County Library.
The 2 week rehearsal process will begin in mid-January. Performances will be on Tuesday and Thursday mornings* late January thru March, adding to that some Fridays in April and May. Two Saturday performances will be added for the Library.
*We will have 2 casts and a swing to accommodate this schedule*
~College course credit may also be a possibility – talk to us!~
$ Performers will be given a scholarship as compensation for participation, payable upon completion of the tour
DESPINA – A little girls who loves the library Sop. or Mezzo
CHERUBINO – Despina’s older brother Mezzo or Tenor
DON GIOVANNI – Despina’s younger brother Bass or Baritone
WOLFGANG BIGBAD – The Big Bad Wolf, Himself Bass or Baritone
SYNOPSIS: The story of the opera is similar to the famous fairy tale upon which it is based. Following their graduation from elementary school, the three pigs are told by their mother that it is time for them to build their own homes. The three argue about the best material to use. The two brothers make a quick decision: Cherubino decides to build his house with straw while Don Giovanni chooses sticks. Their sister, Despina, is more thoughtful, stating that she will research building materials at the library before making a decision. Instead of researching about their houses, Cherubino and Don Giovanni play noisily outside the library as their sister studiously works inside. While playing, they happen upon Wolfgang Bigbad – the Big Bad Wolf, who is posing as a statue. Despina discovers that bricks will allow her to build a sturdy house. Throughout the rest of the day, Wolfgang Bigbad finds each of the pigs in their new homes. Don Giovanni’s stick house and Cherubino’s straw house prove to be no match for Wolfgang’s lung capacity as he huffs, and puffs, and blows each of their houses down. Despina’s research and intelligence allow the three pigs to outsmart the wolf and they live safely in Despina’s brick house.