Pasadena, California
June 16th-24th, 2012

39 South El Molino Avenue

Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.
Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.
Suitable for ages 13 and older.

VIP reception, "Meet The Artists." in the Playhouse's Library on opening night June 16 (6pm - 11:00pm)

Winner of the American Composers Forum Subito Grant and the New Opera Works' OIAM competition.

"The score is just what I love to see from modern composers who care about their audience: Price does not shy away from modern techniques and sonorities, but while there is no doubt that this is a contemporary work, it is melodic, and lyrical, full of lush harmonies and textures that serve the stories first, supporting their drama, their humor and the deep emotions portrayed onstage." --Lauri Goldenhersh, Lauri's List

Tragedy strikes and comedy ensues when a princess becomes a queen and learns that with great power comes great controversy. A poor fisherman is granted three wishes, but that may not be enough for two daughters. A lion sacrifices his claws for love. An inventor tries to outwit fate, and amphibian voters elect themselves a carnivorous queen. Aesopera is set in mythic Greece. With a modern flair, these lush and lyrical mini-operas take new inspiration from the classic fables of Aesop.

The Carrie Hamilton Theatre is located above The Pasadena Playhouse at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.

The performance schedule is Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Regular ticket prices are $25.00 each (General Admission). Student priced tickets are available for $15.00 each (General Admission, student I.D. required for purchase). Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529 or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Monday from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday - Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates and Tuesday - Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on performance dates. The box office is closed on holidays.

Tickets are available 24 hours online at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org

Southern California Lyric Theater
& Alison Eliel Kalmus present

an original pentaptych chamber opera
inspired by the fables of Æsop
in concert

music by Jonathan Price
libretti by Jeff Goode, Jan Michael Alejandro and the composer

music direction & piano by Leonardo Sciolis

stage direction by Alison Aliel Kalmus & Kirk Smith

The Inventor & the Riddle
libretto by Jan Michael Alejandro & the composer
inspired by Aesop's fable "The Eagle & The Tortoise"

    ORACLE OF DELPHI ... Brooke deRosa, Elyse Cook & Nandani Maria Sinha
    SON ... Miguel Vargas
    GENERAL ... Jonathan Medina
    INVENTOR ... Jeffrey Stackhouse

The Fisher & the Wishes
libretto by Jeff Goode
inspired by Aesop's fable "The Father & His Two Daughters"

    FORTUNE ... Brooke deRosa
    1ST DAUGHTER ... Elyse Cook
    2ND DAUGHTER ... Nandani Maria Sinha
    GARDENER ... Miguel Vargas
    BRICKLAYER ... Jonathan Medina
    FISHERMAN ... Jeffrey Stackhouse

The Queen & the Dragon
libretto by Jan Michael Alejandro & the composer
inspired by Aesop's fable "The Dog & His Shadow"

    QUEEN CASSANDRA ... Brooke deRosa
    HERA ... Nandani Maria Sinha
    JASON ... Miguel Vargas
    ZENO ... Jonathan Medina
    ADON ... Jeffrey Stackhouse

The Lion & the Wood Nymph
libretto by the composer
inspired by Aesop's fable "The Lion in Love"

    CORYCIA ... Brooke deRosa
    KLEODORA ... Elyse Cook
    MELAINA ... Nandani Maria Sinha
    LASUS ... Miguel Vargas
    KEPHISOS ... Jeffrey Stackhouse

The Frogs & the Crane
libretto by the composer
inspired by Aesop's fable "The Frogs Asking for a King"

    ATHENA ... Brooke deRosa
    QUEEN LOG/EEL/CRANE ... Elyse Cook
    CHROMIA ... Nandani Maria Sinha
    DOLON ... Miguel Vargas
    ANTIPHOS ... Jonathan Medina
    MELANTHÓ ... Jeffrey Stackhouse
Set Design: Kirk Smith
Technical Director & Stage Manager: Chad Parker
Technical Crew: Emma Caragozian & Isabella Estrada
Wood Nymph laurels designed by Alana Deckert