Streaming On-Demand: April 1–11, 2021

Streaming April 1–11, 2021
Music by Kamala Sankaram
Libretto by David Johnston

Streaming for home viewing, on-demand April 1–11 for $8.
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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.

run time

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.

Study Guide

Check out the study guide for activities, coloring pages, behind-the-scenes videos, and more!                                                                              

Bring the Adventure to Your School!

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.


monkey king / crocodile / lady tiger
Monkey Queen / Lord Tiger


stage director
music director

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

$8 Digital Tickets

Streaming on-demand April 1–11, 2021
Opera-Go-Round is generously sponsored by:
Douglas G. Anderson - Leigh R. Evans Foundation
Victor & Esther Rozen Foundation