Wake up, danger awaits!
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL
Composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Libretto by Vladimir Belsky
After the poem “The Fairy Tale of the Golden Cockerel” by Alexander Pushkin
Jonathan Shames, Artistic Director and Conductor
William Ferrara, Stage Director/English translation
8 p.m. Sept. 19, 20, 21
3 p.m. Sept. 22
Reynolds Performing Arts Center
Old King Dodo worries about a surprise attack on his kingdom. A mysterious wizard presents Dodo with a magic rooster that will crow whenever danger threatens. The delighted King sets the cock on a spire, and the entire kingdom settles down for a long nap. Before long, the cock sounds the alarm, and Dodo sends his less-than-enthusiastic sons off to war. The king goes back to sleep, but soon the cock crows again and Dodo and his old Senators reluctantly gather their rusty armor and go off to war themselves. Pushkin’s silly political satire may turn out to be a “wake-up call” for us all! Presented in English.
This production is suitable for all audiences.