Who's Afraid of the
Big Bad 
Wolf?

Adaptation of Don Giovanni (Mozart, Da Ponte)

This popular work is an engaging adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni that reinvents the "Don" as the infamous Big Bad Wolf. Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and friends must work together to show the Wolf the error of his ways. Using the music and themes from one of Mozart’s great operas, young audiences learn the dangers of bullying, the beauty of friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.


Approx. 32 min

Cast List

Little Red Riding Hood/Pig—Soprano 

3rd Little Pig/Granny—Mezzo

Big Bad Wolf/Pig— Baritone 

(OPTIONAL Boy Who Cried Wolf—Tenor or Mezzo-Soprano)

Past Productions

Arizona Opera (2016, 2017 & 2019)

Toledo Opera (2017-18)

Capital University (2019)

Opera Columbus (2020)

Pensacola Opera (2021-22)

Virginia Opera (2022)

North Carolina Opera (2022-23)

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Photos

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Capital University, 2019

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Arizona Opera, 2016

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Toledo Opera, 2017

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Toledo Opera, 2017

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Capital University, 2019

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Capital University, 2019

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Capital University, 2019

 

Perusal Scripts

Selections from libretto below. Contact Opera Classroom for perusal piano/vocal score.

Scene One Excerpt

Read an excerpt of scene one. Meet the Big Bad Wolf, the 3rd Little Pig, and Little Red as the show begins in medias res.

Scene Three Excerpt

Read an excerpt of scene three. Meet the three little pigs as they argue about how to build their houses, only to have the Big Bad Wolf appear on the scene.

Final Scene Excerpt

Read an excerpt from the final scene of the show. Little Red Riding Hood, Granny, and the 3 Pigs have lured the Big Bad Wolf in order to teach the Big Bad Wolf a lesson. But, will it work?