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Thursday, May 5, 2016

'Opera Iowa Troupe' coming to SL

Monday, March 19, 2001

Des Moines Metro Opera's award-winning professional arts education touring program, Opera Iowa, is on the road again.

Under the artistic direction of Maestro Robert L. Larsen, the eight member troupe is presenting Seymour Barab's "Little Red Riding Hood" for K-6 students and a 50-minute version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Magic Flute" for students in grades 7-12.

On Monday, March 26, Opera Iowa will be conducting workshops and performances for students at West Elementary in Storm Lake. The workshops will begin at 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., with performances of "Little Red Riding Hood" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This version of "Little Red Riding Hood" is about the famous fairy tale we have all heard since we were small. But in this rendition, the Wolf is the hilarious narrator of the story. He prides himself on being so sly and cunning; he plans on eating Granny for his main course and Little Red Riding Hood for dessert! But his one weakness is revealed...he hates sweets! Despite the Wolf's clever plan, Little Red outwits the Wolf, saves the day, and most importantly, learns her lesson.

Read the rest of this story in the 3/17 Pilot Tribune.