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Composed by Lukas Foss

Libretto by Alistair Reid

3rd Place – American Prize for Directing

Project Opera – Minnesota Opera

The Lab Theatre


Dale Kruse


Stage Director

Daniel Ellis


Toy Ballet Choreographer

Heidi Spesard-Noble


Set Design

Sadie Ward


Lighting Design

Sam Juhnke


Costume Design

Beth Sanders


Wigs and Make-up

Emily Rosenmeier


Stage Manager

Anna Reetz

Project Opera is Minnesota Opera’s youth training program, one of the most exciting and unique programs in the country for talented young singers in grades 4 - 12. Each year Project Opera performs one opera specifically composed for kids for audiences of kids. Project Opera singers also serve as the children’s chorus in Minnesota Opera main stage productions. 


Graduates have gone on to study music at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Oberlin College Conservatory, Lawrence Conservatory, Luther College, and St. Olaf College, among others, and have performed with opera companies throughout the US, Canada, and Europe including: Glyndebourne, the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Theater of St Louis, Portland Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Sarasota Opera, Theater Koblenz, Madison Opera, Opera Saratoga, Mill City Opera, Skylark Opera, and Minnesota Opera.

Photos courtesy of Minnesota Opera.

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