BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
2023-2024 In-School Tour
A princely (yet frightening!) beast finds redemption and transformation through the friendship of a brave young woman. Bubbling with memorable Mozart-like melodies, this re-telling of the beloved fairy tale is set in a fantastical South Asian context influenced by Bollywood style. Your student chorus members take the parts of exotic birds and enchanted (kid-sized) fruit. In true Opera for the Young fashion, this show will be animated…but definitely not animation!
Each OFTY performance provides a one-of-a-kind interactive event where your students have the opportunity to perform alongside our accomplished opera professionals. Entertaining and unforgettable, Beauty and the Beast will awe and inspire your students for years to come.
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Source music from André Grétry’s Zémire and Azor
French libretto to Zémire and Azor by Jean François Marmontel based on Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont’s fairytale La Belle et la Bête and P. C. Nivelle de La Chaussé’s Amour Pour Amour
Score adapted and arranged by Dan Koehn
Original libretto and stage direction by Diane Garton Edie
Costume Design by Karen Brown-Larimore
Set Design by Tiffany Fier
Opera for the Young
6441 Enterprise Ln Ste 207 Madison, WI 53719
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