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