July 9 2022, 10:00am

Opera Edwardsville Goldilocks and the Three Singing Bears

Opera Edwardsville Goldilocks and the Three Singing Bears

Edwardsville Public Library

112 S Kansas St
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025

  • Admission: Free Admission
  • Time: 10:00 AM

The music of Mozart and Offenbach meet the magic of children's theatre for this operatic adaptation of the classic fable, Goldilocks and the Singing Three Bears. This 40-minute opera features music from famous operas with silly new words and fun dialogue, presented in English, and perfect for the entertainment of our youngest audiences (and their parents too!). Thanks to donors and sponsors, this program is free for the entire family to enjoy at no cost. Warning, audience participation is likely!

Join before the performance when the City of Edwarsdville Arts in the Park series will be making crafts. Then, enjoy the performance in the main reading room of the Edwardsville Public Library at 10am.

The story: Goldilocks doesn’t just like bugs – she loves them. When a beautiful butterfly flutters off into the woods, she chases it, forgetting a promise made to her mom to stay close to home. Trying to find her way home after eating soup that doesn’t belong to her, Goldie meets Peek, a little bear. Peek confides to Goldie that a sneaky robber snuck into his family’s house that very morning, licked his spoon and ate his soup. Goldie is horrified, for she knows, of course, that she’s the sneaky soup robber. What should she do? Should she risk getting in trouble by telling the truth? Should she be dishonest and hope to avoid being punished?

This event is free for the entire public to enjoy thanks to OE's 2022 Season Sponsors and Donors. OE would like to recognize 2022 presenting Sponsors: The Rotary Club of Edwardsville, the City of Edwardsville, the Schmidt and Barton Family Fund, Lewis Rice, and Stifel. This program is presented in partnership with the Edwardsville Public Library, the City of Edwarsdville’s Arts in the Park program and the Edwardsville Arts Center.