Opera on the Go! 'Little Red's Most Unusual Day'
An operatic version of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood based on scenes from operas by J. Offenbach and G. Rossini
Synopsis of the 2013 Tour of Little Red's Most Unusual Day.
Forest Ranger Dudley is too shy to ask Little Red’s mom, the widow Hood, to the Forest Ranger Ball. For that reason he leaves a written invitation in a basket of flowers outside Little Red’s house. Unfortunately for Dudley, the basket is delivered to Granny. Granny simply loves men in uniform. In the resulting confusion, Granny kisses the Wolf, Mom gets impatient and Little Red gets in trouble. In fact, everyone experiences, in one way or another, a very, very unusual day.
Length: 45 minutes
Performed in English
(suitable for grades K-5)
By John Davies
Little Red's Most Unusual Day - Overview: January-April, 2013.
From the composer who brought us The Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio, and Jack and the Beanstalk comes another clever tale created to introduce children to opera. Due to popular demand, Little Red's Most Unusual Day returns to entertain students in schools, libraries, and various community venues for ten weeks beginning in January, 2013.
Little Red's Most Unusual Day features the 2012-2013 Florentine Opera Studio Artists. These artists-in-residence portray the beloved characters and facilitated an educational, post-performance question and answer session with audiences.
The Florentine Opera Company provides teachers with a Teacher Resource Guide* designed to enhance student's learning experience. The resource guide provides supplemental opera and music education materials, and connects the program to Wisconsin Academic Standards. Using visual, aural and action methods, Little Red's Most Unusual Day exposed students to opera in a multi-disciplinary format. Additionally, students receive the developmental benefits of arts education, such as expanded abstract thinking and problem solving abilities, increased interest in self-expression, and a venue to enhance self-discipline, communication skills, perseverance and leadership.
For more information or to schedule a performance:
Contact Sarah Jones, Education & Outreach Coordinator, at 414-291-5700 ext. 214.