Children's Opera - Little Red's Most Unusual Day by John Davies
Little Red’s Most Unusual Day provides a unique spin on the childhood classic. Featuring music by Offenbach and Rossini, this opera is fun for the whole family. The show is only forty minutes long and suitable for all ages. Stay after the show to meet and take pictures with the cast! As part of the Opera Tales series by John Davies, Little Red has been performed all over the country by over 150 different performing arts organizations. This fall it makes its Fringe Festival debut, featuring a cast and crew of current students and alumni from the Eastman School of Music.
John Hoomes, Artistic Director of the Nashville Opera Company attests that, "Little Red’s Most Unusual Day is one of the best operas for children we have ever had the pleasure of presenting. The work sparkles with wit, humor, and fun, and is a definite audience pleaser for children and adults alike."
Little Red is directed and produced by Ian Silverman, a masters’ student in the Opera Stage Directing Program at Eastman. He is passionate about exposing new audiences to all forms of music theater. Most recently, Silverman directed Benjamin Britten’s The Little Sweep with the acclaimed Miami Children’s Chorus. He also served as the assistant director for the Ohio Light Opera’s 41stSeason.
Little Red features Lauren Nash Silberstein, Veena Akama-Makia, Nathaniel Catasca, and Patrick Graham. Mei-En Chou serves as the musical director and conductor and Gwen Paker serves as the production’s stage manager. This show is supported by the University of Rochester Institute for the Performing Arts and the School of Arts & Sciences and the Friends of Eastman Opera.
More about Fringe: Since its debut in 2012, the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the most successful fringe festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 78,000 attendees in 2018. Now a 12-day event, this multi-genre arts festival boasts over 550 performances and events – more than 150 of which are free – in 20+ venues in downtown Rochester, NY. Celebrating and inspiring creativity, the Fringe – which is partially curated by the non-profit festival and partially by festival venues – includes everything from theatre, music, comedy and dance, to children’s entertainment, spoken word, visual arts, film and much more. Please visit rochesterfringe.comfor a complete schedule, tickets and more information.