Professional Orchestra Non-Series Event: Allow yourself to be drawn into a world of animals and the lessons we learn when we seek out new adventures. In partnership with Ardea Arts, the professional orchestra and guest vocalists will raise the curtain on what will likely become a new family favorite by George Plimpton and Kitty Brazelton that speaks to the child in all of us through narrative, orchestral music and operatic tones.

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Co-produced by Ardea Arts and the Garden State Philharmonic

Composed by Kitty Brazelton

Story and Libretto by George Plimpton

Origin and Direction by Grethe Barrett Holby

Commissioned and Developed by Ardea Arts/Family Opera Initiative

With major funding by

The Jaffe Family Foundation

Opera America


New Jersey presentation support provided by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support by OceanFirst Foundation.

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