Wednesday, August 31, 2011

From the Briar Patch to the Big Stage: Adapting Brer Rabbit for Opera

The Atlanta Opera has commissioned a one-hour children’s opera called "Rabbit Tales", based on the famed Br’er Rabbit stories, popularized by Joel Chandler Harris. The AJC Decatur Book Festival will host a special presentation called “From the Briar Patch to the Big Stage: Adapting Br’er Rabbit for Opera,” in which composer, Nicole Chamberlain; librettist, Madeleine St. Romain; director, Park Cofield; and Executive Director of The Wren’s Nest, Lain Shakespeare will discuss its development and creation. There also will be singers giving a sneak peak of some of the arias!

Sunday, September 4 at 2:30pm
Decatur Book Festival - Decatur High School Auditorium
310 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030

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