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The Boston Conservatory Presents Free Children's Opera: The Bremen Town Musicians, October 15

(BOSTON—Oct. 15, 2011) The Boston Conservatory Opera presents The Bremen Town Musicians, a children’s opera based on a Grimm fairy tale, for two performances on Saturday, Oct. 15 at noon and 2 p.m. This brand new work by John Davies, with music by Rossini, Offenbach, Donizetti, Verdi and Sullivan, had its professional world premiere this past summer. The performances will be held at The Boston Conservatory’s Seully Hall, 8 The Fenway, 4th floor, Boston. Admission is FREE and reservations are not required. For more information call (617) 912-9240.

The Bremen Town Musicians tells the story of a rooster, a dog, a cat and a donkey who have all had to leave their respective farms because they have outgrown their usefulness. Joining together to make a band, they decide to travel to Bremen and try to earn a living as musicians. On the way, they outwit pirates and learn some valuable lessons about friendship. The 45-minute show is geared toward children in grades pre-K to 5.  Nathan Troup, opera faculty at The Boston Conservatory, directs. All stage performers are students pursuing professional training at The Boston Conservatory.

The Boston Conservatory Opera has a long standing relationship with Davies. The company has staged all of his children’s operas, which are much loved by children and parents. Well known music by the great operatic composers are brilliantly paired with clever text, which is at once hilariously funny and thought provoking. Davies always manages to impart a lesson in his stories, without losing any of his lightness of touch.  

About The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multidisciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and theater, and presents more than 200 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators.  For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu.

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