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WILDE TALES

WILDE TALES: A YOUTH OPERA FOR FAMILIES

FEBRUARY 7, 8, and 9, 2020

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle CenTer

Youth 18 & under: $5; Adults: $15

Beauty lies in what you give.

The Swallow and his feathered friends travel the world, visiting the most beautiful and remote destinations. The flock passes through a small town, where the locals are preparing a festival to unveil a gilded statue of a beautiful Prince. The arrogant fireworks quibble over who will steal the show and impress the mayor. After the festival, the birds get ready to take flight once again, but the Swallow is distracted when the statue suddenly comes to life. The Prince, seeing the downtrodden townsfolk struggling to survive, asks the Swallow to stay behind and deliver gifts to those in need. Observing the charity of the Prince and his new friend, the fireworks and other townsfolk newly realize the importance of generosity and empathy.

Inspired by the stories of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, Wilde Tales weaves together several of the author’s stories into a colorful and heartwarming parable that reminds us all that true beauty lies in the way we treat one another. This exciting presentation of the Youth Opera Project is performed by youth ages 7–18 and is perfect for audiences of all ages.

Music by Laura Karpman
Libretto by Kelley Rourke
Commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival, 2016

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children aged 18 and under, but nobody will be turned away for inability to pay. Seating is general admission.

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Performance running time: under an hour.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, February 7, 2020 7:00 PM
Cornish Playhouse
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Add to Calendar 2/7/2020 7:00:00 PM 2/7/2020 7:00:00 PM America/Vancouver WILDE TALES: A YOUTH OPERA FOR FAMILIES Wilde Tales: A Youth Opera for Families February 7, 8, and 9, 2020 Cornish Playhouse on Seattle Center Campus Music by Laura Karpman Libretto by Kelley Rourke Commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival, 2016 The Swallow and his feathered friends travel the world, visiting the most beautiful and remote destinations. The flock passes through a small town, where the locals are preparing a festival to unveil a gilded statue of a beautiful Prince. The arrogant fireworks quibble over who will steal the show and impress the mayor. After the festival, the birds get ready to take flight once again, but the Swallow is distracted when the statue suddenly comes to life. The Prince, seeing the downtrodden townsfolk struggling to survive, asks the Swallow to stay behind and deliver gifts to those in need. Observing the charity of the Prince and his new friend, the fireworks and other townsfolk newly realize the importance of generosity and empathy. Inspired by the stories of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, Wilde Tales weaves together several of the author’s stories into a colorful and heartwarming parable that reminds us all that true beauty lies in the way we treat one another. This exciting presentation of the Youth Opera Project is performed by youth ages 7–18 and is perfect for audiences of all ages. Cornish Playhouse
Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:00 PM
Cornish Playhouse
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Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 2:00:00 PM 2/8/2020 2:00:00 PM America/Vancouver WILDE TALES: A YOUTH OPERA FOR FAMILIES Wilde Tales: A Youth Opera for Families February 7, 8, and 9, 2020 Cornish Playhouse on Seattle Center Campus Music by Laura Karpman Libretto by Kelley Rourke Commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival, 2016 The Swallow and his feathered friends travel the world, visiting the most beautiful and remote destinations. The flock passes through a small town, where the locals are preparing a festival to unveil a gilded statue of a beautiful Prince. The arrogant fireworks quibble over who will steal the show and impress the mayor. After the festival, the birds get ready to take flight once again, but the Swallow is distracted when the statue suddenly comes to life. The Prince, seeing the downtrodden townsfolk struggling to survive, asks the Swallow to stay behind and deliver gifts to those in need. Observing the charity of the Prince and his new friend, the fireworks and other townsfolk newly realize the importance of generosity and empathy. Inspired by the stories of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, Wilde Tales weaves together several of the author’s stories into a colorful and heartwarming parable that reminds us all that true beauty lies in the way we treat one another. This exciting presentation of the Youth Opera Project is performed by youth ages 7–18 and is perfect for audiences of all ages. Cornish Playhouse
Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:00 PM
Cornish Playhouse
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Add to Calendar 2/8/2020 7:00:00 PM 2/8/2020 7:00:00 PM America/Vancouver WILDE TALES: A YOUTH OPERA FOR FAMILIES Wilde Tales: A Youth Opera for Families February 7, 8, and 9, 2020 Cornish Playhouse on Seattle Center Campus Music by Laura Karpman Libretto by Kelley Rourke Commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival, 2016 The Swallow and his feathered friends travel the world, visiting the most beautiful and remote destinations. The flock passes through a small town, where the locals are preparing a festival to unveil a gilded statue of a beautiful Prince. The arrogant fireworks quibble over who will steal the show and impress the mayor. After the festival, the birds get ready to take flight once again, but the Swallow is distracted when the statue suddenly comes to life. The Prince, seeing the downtrodden townsfolk struggling to survive, asks the Swallow to stay behind and deliver gifts to those in need. Observing the charity of the Prince and his new friend, the fireworks and other townsfolk newly realize the importance of generosity and empathy. Inspired by the stories of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, Wilde Tales weaves together several of the author’s stories into a colorful and heartwarming parable that reminds us all that true beauty lies in the way we treat one another. This exciting presentation of the Youth Opera Project is performed by youth ages 7–18 and is perfect for audiences of all ages. Cornish Playhouse
Sunday, February 9, 2020 2:00 PM
Cornish Playhouse
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Add to Calendar 2/9/2020 2:00:00 PM 2/9/2020 2:00:00 PM America/Vancouver WILDE TALES: A YOUTH OPERA FOR FAMILIES Wilde Tales: A Youth Opera for Families February 7, 8, and 9, 2020 Cornish Playhouse on Seattle Center Campus Music by Laura Karpman Libretto by Kelley Rourke Commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival, 2016 The Swallow and his feathered friends travel the world, visiting the most beautiful and remote destinations. The flock passes through a small town, where the locals are preparing a festival to unveil a gilded statue of a beautiful Prince. The arrogant fireworks quibble over who will steal the show and impress the mayor. After the festival, the birds get ready to take flight once again, but the Swallow is distracted when the statue suddenly comes to life. The Prince, seeing the downtrodden townsfolk struggling to survive, asks the Swallow to stay behind and deliver gifts to those in need. Observing the charity of the Prince and his new friend, the fireworks and other townsfolk newly realize the importance of generosity and empathy. Inspired by the stories of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, Wilde Tales weaves together several of the author’s stories into a colorful and heartwarming parable that reminds us all that true beauty lies in the way we treat one another. This exciting presentation of the Youth Opera Project is performed by youth ages 7–18 and is perfect for audiences of all ages. Cornish Playhouse