Opera Saratoga Presents: Pinocchio – Free Family Performances

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When:
March 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
2019-03-30T14:30:00-04:00
2019-03-30T14:45:00-04:00
Where:
Schenectady Civic Players
12 S Church St
Schenectady, NY 12305
USA
Cost:
Free
Opera Saratoga Presents: Pinocchio - Free Family Performances @ Schenectady Civic Players | Schenectady | New York | United States
Opera Saratoga’s new production of the classic fairytale by Carlo Collodi is the perfect introduction to opera for young audiences, featuring music from operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Offenbach, and Pergolesi, adapted by John Davies, and sung in English.
Stepping into a new and unknown world, Pinocchio is deceived by the Wolf and the Cat and persuaded to disobey his father by skipping school in order to meet Dr. Dulcamara, an evil puppeteer. Realizing how unique Pinocchio is, Dulcamara captures him, with the hope of having him perform alongside his miraculous mechanical doll, Olympia. When Pinocchio and Olympia become friends, Dulcamara breaks Olympia in a temper tantrum. Pinocchio escapes and runs home, where he confesses to his father that he has been telling lies and disobeying him. Pinocchio’s father is grateful for Pinocchio’s honesty, forgives him, and agrees to help rescue Olympia. Pinocchio and his father lead the authorities to Wolf, Cat and Dulcamara, and the bad guys are punished. As Pinocchio resolves to always tell the truth and share his problems with trusted grownups, he and his father head home to repair Olympia and begin life anew as a family of three.

Through this adaptation of the classic Pinocchio story, children are exposed to operatic music and classical singing, while exploring the important themes of respecting and listening to parents, and telling the truth!

FREE Upcoming Public Performances: 

  • Schenectady Civic Players
    Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 2:30pm
    12 South Church Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305

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