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An afternoon of three
family-friendly chamber operas

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH AT 3:00PM 

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford, Connecticut 06103

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH AT 3:00PM 

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Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, Connecticut 06032

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 4

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 5

Hartford Opera Theater is excited to offer a program of three short operas titled Folxtales, which will be performed at Charter Oak Cultural Center and the

Hill-Stead Museum, accompanied by harp, flute, and clarinet. Our motto is "Opera for Everyone," and this passion both guides our decisions and determines our programming. Folxtales is a trio of performances: The Green Child by Ashi Day, based on the fairytale “The Green She-Devil” by Marcel Schwob and the English legend of the green children of Woolpit; Starsong by Elliot Yokum and Sarah Barker; and Owl Moon by Ellen Gilson Voth, based on the award-winning book by Jane Yolen. 

In addition to bringing the complex art form of opera to families, these operas encourage audiences to keep their minds and hearts open to the ideas and hopes of children, to believe in the power of humanity, and to recognize that our choices today have a profound effect on future generations. Additionally, the operas

will be interpreted in American Sign Language!

Hartford Opera Theater takes COVID-19 very seriously, and all state safety precautions will be in place for these indoor and outdoor performances.




Music Director
Sarah Kaufold
Stage Director
Michelle Ong-Hendrick

FOLXTALES CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

THE GREEN CHILD
Music and Libretto by Ashi Day


The Village Girl - Olivia Wallace
The Green Child - Alexa Kettledon
Clarinet/Voice of The Green Child - Alexander Kollias



 

STARSONG
Music by Elliot Yokum
Libretto by Sarah Florence Barker


The Girl - Lisa Williamson
The Star - Nadia Aguilar
The Mother - Kathleen Callahan-Hardman

Flute - Gonzalo Cortes
Harp - Sena Hornby


 

Folxtales is sponsored by an ARTE-Accessible Grant from the

Connecticut Office for the Arts, Artists of Color Accelerate, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, and the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation

OWL MOON
Music by Ellen Gilson Voth 
Libretto adapted from Owl Moon by Jane Yolen


The Girl - Jessica Rost
The Father - Thomas Woodman

Flute - Gonzalo Cortes
Clarinet - Alexander Kollias
Harp - Sena Hornby



 

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