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Stone Soup

Music by Joe Illick

Libretto by Mark Campbell

Directed by David Radamés Toro

Music Direction by John Cockerill

Set Design by AmarA*jk

Costume Design by Sue Johnson

Lighting Design by Nathan Elsener

Produced by Tri-Cities Opera's Opera-Go-Round

STONE SOUP pairs composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell for an operatic retelling of the classic European folk tale. Their reimagining will transport audiences to Blessing, Texas for a rocking-chair view of the comings and goings at Max’s General store. From the opera’s opening notes representing a young girl’s stomach rumblings, through the whimsically collaborative creation of the title meal, to its uplifting ending, Stone Soup imparts a timeless message: we all have something to contribute and sharing makes things better for everyone. 

STONE SOUP was commissioned by Fort Worth Opera by arrangement with The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc.

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Outdoor live performances begin in May 2022 in the Tri-Cities area

Photography by Hope & Co Photography