The Little Red Light House and the Great Gray Bridge & Little Red Riding Hood

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Sunday, November 4 2018 4:00 PM 5:30 PM EDT

- Two children's operas in one event!
- Costume parade and contest!
- A chance to meet the characters after the show!

(Photo op!-bring your cell phone!) 

Come dressed as someone from Little Red Riding Hood or your favorite fairytale and get a chance to parade around the theater and win a prize!

Philadelphia Premier!

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge is based on a book by same title by Hildegarde Swift and illustrated by Lynd Ward. It tells a fantastical tale of a real-life lighthouse watching the construction of the George Washington Bridge. The lighthouse feels unimportant and unwanted next to such an impressive structure, but learns that thought it is small, it has a very important role to play. The opera is a new work by area composer Misha Dutka. 

Composer - Misha Dutka
Based on the childrens' book by - Hildegarde Swift and Lynd Ward
Music Director – Isaac Dae Young
Stage Director – Albert Chaney

Little Red Light House - Elizabeth Oliver
The Great Gray Bridge - Kevin Durkin


Little Red Riding Hood is based on the classic children's tale, set to music by famed Russian composer Cesar Cui in 1911, specifically for a children’s audience.  It has never before been performed in the Western Hemisphere – certainly not in English!  Cui, whose style is often compared to Schumann and Gounod, gave the story a happy ending so that everyone lives and learns important lessons. The original Russian text has been translated to English by Misha Dutka.  

This children's opera was dedicated to the young son of Tsar Nicholas II.

Composer - César Cui
Translated by - Mike Dutka
Music Director – Isaac Dae Young
Stage Director – Albert Chaney
Chorus Director – Dan Schauble

Little Red Riding Hood – Rachel Martin
Little Red Riding Hood (Cover) – Cassia Youngeun Lee
Grandmother – Elise Bjordammen
Mother – Angelica Feliciano
Wolf – Emily Byrne
Hunter – Faye Macey
Hunters - DVOC Chorus Sopranos
Lumberjacks - DVOC Chorus Altos

Mailing Address

Delaware Valley Opera Company 1731 Chandler Street Philadelphia, PA 19111