STONE SOUP pairs composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell for an operatic retelling of the classic European folk tale. Their reimagining will transport audiences to Blessing, Texas for a rocking-chair view of the comings and goings at Max’s General store. From the opera’s opening notes representing a young girl’s stomach rumblings, through the whimsically collaborative creation of the title meal, to its uplifting ending, Stone Soup imparts a timeless message: we all have something to contribute and sharing makes things better for everyone.
STONE SOUP was commissioned by Fort Worth Opera by arrangement with The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc.
Approximately 35 minutes.
Performed in English.
Various locations in the Tri-Cities area.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
2020/21 Season at TCO: Adina in The Elixir of Love; Francine in Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers; Semi-Finalist in TCO Next: A Virtual Vocal Competition; Miranda (stand-in) in Miranda: A Steampunk VR Experience; Cocoa & Carols
Hometown: Coppell, TX
Recently: Soprano soloist, Messiah (Pennsbury Community Chorus); Soloist, Historic St. George’s UMC Christmas Concert; Chorus member, The Love of Three Oranges (Opera Philadelphia)
Hometown: New York, NY
Recently: Sandrina, La finta giardiniera (Binghamton University); Sorceress, Dido and Aeneas (Binghamton University); Gretel, Hansel and Gretel (Binghamton University); Olympia, Pinnochio (Binghamton University)
Upcoming: Soloist in Delaware Valley Opera’s summer concert series
2020/21 Season at TCO: Dr. Dulcamara in Opera and Beer! The Elixir of Love (2021)
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
TCO Debut: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2015)
Recently: Gertrude, Hänsel und Gretel (Cape Town Opera)*; Marquise de Birkenfeld, The Daughter of the Regiment (Opera Orlando)*; Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro (Hawaii Opera Theatre); The Mother, The Consul (Baltimore Concert Opera)
*cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19
Upcoming: Ruth, The Pirates of Penzance (Anchorage Opera); Madame Larina, Eugene Onegin (Opera Omaha)