Opera Saratoga’s production of the Ugly Duckling is a whimsical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, with an original score by composer Andrew Duncan. Our Opera-to-Go productions allow students to experience the thrill of opera – up close and personal – through a story that encourages young people to accept differences in other people. e Ugly Duckling doesn’t t in with the other ducklings because she looks and sounds different than they do. But when the Ugly Duckling saves the other ducklings from the Big Bad Wolf after learning about his tricks, the others learn to love the Ugly Duckling for her intelligence and bravery, and begin to truly appreciate her for who she is.
Through this adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale, students will be exposed to operatic music and classical singing, while exploring the important themes of diversity and tolerance. Acceptance of others and the value of cooperation are themes that are interwoven throughout this year’s Opera-to-Go performance. Appropriate for Pre-K to Grades 6.
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