THE MAGIC FLUTE MEETS THE WIZARD OF OZ IN THIS FANTASTICAL WORLD PREMIERE "PERFECT" FOR ALL AGES -- written and performed by all ages, as well! Presented by Bellissima Opera (Christine Steyer), produced by CCP member Claudia Hommel of Working In Concert, with CCP cast member Barb Smith.
The story of Miranette begins in an enclosed society, fearful of all that lies beyond "the fence".taciturn Miranette breaks out to follow an adventure that, like her predecessors, Dorothy and Toto, the Little Prince, or Pamina in the Magic Flute, brings her to a host of characters from whom she will learn a lot and give a lot.
The characters, costumes and lyrics of this modern tale of curiosity by librettist Christine Steyer are based on writings and drawings gathered from five years of workshops with more than 1,300 Chicago area school children.
Our Bellissima Opera production is led by award-winning director Nick Sandys, librettist Christine Steyer, composer David Shenton, conductor Tim Pahel, with a cast of 31 performers, ages 4-79, orchestra, sets and costumes in a state-of-the-art facility.
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