The Dallas Opera is presenting the delightful children’s opera The Billy Goats Gruff at Dallas Children’s Theater, Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and are available by calling 214-443-1000 or by visiting www.dallasopera.org/family.
The story centers on three friends, Lucy, Dandini, and Ernesto, who are bullied as they walk home from school. Lucy’s doll is stolen by the bully, Osmin, who also prevents the students from crossing a bridge to get home. The students work together to handle the situation and ultimately teach Osmin about the importance of kindness. At one point, toward the end of the opera, the three friends hold up chalk boards with the words “Kindness is Contagious.”
The Billy Goats Gruff is an adaptation by John Davies of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by well-known composers W.A. Mozart, G. Donizetti and G. Rossini. It is performed in English and reinforces messages of anti-bullying, the importance of kindness and attending school regularly. Telling the story through the magic of opera with professionally trained, talented young performers singing and acting, delightful music, costumes, a set and piano accompaniment captivates the children and holds their attention as important messages are conveyed through exciting, live entertainment.
Dallas Children’s Theater is located at 5938 Skillman Street, Dallas, 75231.
The Dallas Opera’s Family Performances are presented by Texas Instruments with additional support by Lockheed Martin and are part of The Perot Foundation Education and Community Outreach Programs. They are generously supported by The Betty and Steve Suellentrop Educational Outreach Fund.
The Dallas Opera is committed to bringing quality family programs to North Texas.
By Celeste Hart, Communications Manager, The Dallas Opera