Sleeping Beauty: A New Children’s Opera

sleeping-beauty-website-image This exciting new adaptation of the classic fairy tale is set to the music of Mozart, and is the perfect way to share the experience of opera with the children in your life!

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book and Lyric Adaptations by Grace Kane and Timothy Huth
Co-Production with Towson University’s Opera in a Can



    Wednesday, January 25, 2017:
    10 AM SOLD OUT and 12 PM

    Thursday, January 26, 2017:
    10 AM and 12 PM SOLD OUT

    Friday, January 27, 2017:
    10 AM


    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11 AM
    Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
    801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD


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About the Production

Towson University’s Opera in a Can returns again this year with another charming fairy tale opera based on Sleeping Beauty, a charming and comedic tale of bravery, love, and magic.

The evil fairy Wisteria is angered that she was not invited to the christening of Princess Dawn.  She curses Dawn with a spell.  We follow the happy-go-lucky and somewhat stormy relationship of Dawn and Prince Henry as they grow up and fall unwittingly in love.  Wisteria, meanwhile, is continually thwarted in her efforts to enact the curse on the Princess.  Finally, Wisteria enacts the deed; Dawn falls into a deep sleep.  Wisteria is confronted by her three sister fairies, Thistle, Holly and Fern and we learn that the entire affair about the invitation to the christening was a big misunderstanding.  Sleeping Beauty awakes and all live happily ever after. 

The lively and highly accessible music of Mozart forms the score for this delightful 50 minute opera performed in English. Familiar songs and ensembles from The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosí fan tutte keep the story humming along.  The opera is perfect for children of all ages with topical humor that will appeal to children, youth and adults.   

Produced in cooperation with Towson University Department of Music Opera in a Can – children’s opera outreach, Phillip Collister, founder and director.