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Beauty and the Beast @ Shenkman Arts Centre – March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020
Beauty and The Beast
When: March 28, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Shenkman Arts Centre,
What: This enchanting production
presented by the Chamber Opera
Company Ottawa is adapted for children.
This opera recounts the beloved fairy
tale and is set to music by the French
composer André Grétry (music score
adapted by Dan Plummer; original
English libretto by Diane Garton Edie).
In the exotic setting of an island in the
Indian Ocean, bright, cheery music
abounds, transporting the audience to
a fantastical land that brims with fun
and excitement. Featuring Ania Hejnar,
soprano; Sonya Sweeney, mezzosoprano;
Jeffery Boyd, tenor; Ryan
Hofman, baritone; and Judith Ginsburg,
piano and children’s chorus; all under
the direction of veteran stage director
Kathi Langston. This fully staged opera
production with piano accompaniment is
sure to delight, highlighting its endearing
message that “beauty is found within.”