Streaming for home viewing, on-demand April 1–11 for $8.
To book for schools and groups, email: OGR@tricitiesopera.org
Fusing stories and music from India, China, and West Africa, this original children’s opera tells the story of Monkey and his brainy sister Francine. They must learn to work together and use their smarts to escape the hungry Crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining musical styles from Bollywood, to Latin, to Jazz, and featuring relatable, contemporary language and characters, the opera conveys a timely message of unity—that together, respecting individual differences and strengths, we can accomplish anything.
Sung in English with closed captioning available.
Approximately 40 minutes.
MONKEY AND FRANCINE IN THE CITY OF TIGERS was commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and developed in partnership with American Lyric Theater. Premiered by Houston Grand Opera at the Heinen Theater on February 2, 2018.
Check out the study guide for activities, coloring pages, behind-the-scenes videos, and more!
For over 40 years, Tri-Cities Opera’s Resident Artists have been venturing to schools all over New York State and Northern Pennsylvania to present children’s operas and concerts. Named as a nod to Binghamton’s famous carousels, the program reaches as many as 20,000 children each year.
Stage Manager, Marcie Friedman
Scenic Designer and Props Master, AmarA*jk
Lighting Designer, Nathan Elsener
Costume Designer, Katharine “Sue” Johnson
Makeup Designer, Annie Fabiano
Master Carpenter, Shawn Shevlin
Executive Producer, John Rozzoni
Educational Outreach Coordinator, Karin Phillips
Filmed by White Knight Productions