Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears

Date & Time:

September 15th, 2018 at 11am

Tri-Cities Opera Center
315 Clinton Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

$5 per person
$20 for families of
four or more

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TCO presents John Davies’ operatic version of the classic fairy tale, featuring a modern-day Goldie with a love of bugs, a baby bear named Peek who’s determined to earn his Detective Merit Badge as a Junior Smoky Scout, and plenty of kid-friendly humor. This adaptation includes a gentle “message” about owning up to your mistakes and confiding in the people you trust. The presentation will include a brief introduction and audience participation with a question & answer session afterward, in which the children get to interact directly with the performers. The 45-minute staging is ideal for elementary ages, incorporating the music of Mozart and Offenbach.

Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears is an opera pared down and tailored just for kids. With costumes, a colorful, whimsical set and great singing with TCO’s Resident Artists, the production exposes children to an operatic atmosphere, but can be understood by the youngest audiences.

Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears

Lyrics by John Davies & Music by W.A. Mozart and J. Offenbach


An operatic version of the story of Goldilocks, John Davies’ adaptation is based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart and J. Offenbach. Goldie B. Locks doesn’t just like bugs – she loves them. When a beautiful butterfly flutters off into the woods, she chases it, forgetting a promise made to her mom to stay close to home. Ending up lost and alone, Goldie B’s story unfolds much like the traditional Goldilocks, but with one important difference.

Whereas the original Goldilocks never actually meets The Three Bears (other than to be discovered and run away), operatic Goldie begins to interact with the Bear family early in the story. Trying to find her way home after eating soup that doesn’t belong to her, Goldie meets Peek, a little bear. Peek confides to Goldie that a sneaky robber snuck into his family’s house that very morning, licked his spoon and ate his soup. Goldie is horrified, for she knows, of course, that she’s the sneaky soup robber. What should she do? Should she risk getting in trouble by telling the truth? Should she be dishonest and hope to avoid being punished?

After a bit of trial and error, Goldie learns that honesty is always the best choice, and as Momma, Papa & Peek take their new friend home to her mother, Goldie resolves to tell the truth always, and whenever troubles make her sad, to share them with a trusted grownup, like a teacher, police officer, mom or dad.


Courtesy of Opera Tales

Goldie B. Locks

Gina Moscato


Tesia Kwarteng