Beauty & the Beast
Adaptation of Zemire et Azor with music from Richard Coeur-de-lion (Grétry, Sedaine)
Based on the original fairytale, this family-friendly, full-length adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
When a wealthy merchant's ship is destroyed in a storm, he leaves his family to recover the wreckage. However, on the way, he finds a beautiful castle ruled by a horrid Beast. Belle, his youngest daughter, follows her father and begins an adventure that challenges everything she knew.
This powerful opera speaks to modern audiences as it grapples with issues of greed, free will, and the reality that things are not often what they seem.
Approx. 80 min (Full Version)
Approx. 40 min (Tour Version)
Josette/Spirit of the Rose- Soprano
World premieres at Des Moines Metro Opera & Arizona Opera in 2023!