Aesopera

musicals and operas · southern california lyric theater · Ages 12+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States

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ÆSOPERA

Love! War! Gods! Frogs!
Tragedy strikes and comedy ensues in five mini-chamber operas based on Aesop’s Fables.

WEEKEND GUIDE TO HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL – June 29, 2013
BLOUIN ARTINFO – International Edition

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jordan Riefe
The Hollywood Fringe Festival wraps up this weekend after painting the town with two and a half weeks of outrageous theater, music, spectacle, and monologues. Saturday night’s best bet is “AESOPERA,” (also Sunday @ 1:30pm Ed.)five mini-operas based on Aesops fables sung with a comic twist." http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/922713/weekend-guide-to-the-hollywood-fringe-festival

“elegant staging highlights Price’s lush music and the intriguing emotions of its stories”
—-Musicals in LA

“Fresh and innovative, this creative rendering of Aesop’s timeless insights is a joyous fusion of operatic traditions, modern situations and everyday lingo.”
—-Singerpreneur

“Aesopera is sure to appeal to opera lovers and novices, of every generation, with its amazing, inspiring lyrics and grand drama.”
—-Tolucan Times

“truly original and blithely entertaining”
—-Lauris List

“You don’t have to be an opera aficionado to enjoy Aesopera”
—-Tolucan Times

Music by Jonathan Price
Libretti by Jeff Goode
Jan Michael Alejandro, and the Composer

Running Time: 76 minutes
SYNOPSIS:
A poor fisherman is granted three wishes, but that may not be enough for two daughters. A lion sacrifices his claws for love. A queen learns the consequence of absolute power misapplied, an inventor tries to outwit fate, and amphibian voters elect themselves a carnivorous queen! Set in mythic Greece, but touched with a modern flair, these lush and lyrical mini-operas bring the timeless stories to vibrant life.

production team

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alison kalmus

producer, artistic director
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kirk smith

director, artistic design
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elyse cook

admin. director, various
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miguel vargas

various/auditions
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leonardo sciolis

music director
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jeff goode

librettist
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chad parker

technical manager
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blanche ramirez

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victoria graves

various
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kyle hester

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sarah reynolds

various
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victor mazzone

various
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jonathan price

composer/librettist
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olivia o'neill

stage manager
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alison eliel kalmus *

producer

* Fringe Veteran

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