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
SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH AT 3:00PM
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, Connecticut 06032
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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.
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
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; The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; Artists of Color Accelerate; and the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation.