MONKEY AND FRANCINE IN THE CITY OF TIGERS:
MUSIC BY KAMALA SANKARAM
LIBRETTO BY DAVID JOHNSTON
Streaming for home viewing, on-demand April 1–11 for $8.
Fusing stories and music from India, China, and West Africa, this original children’s opera tells the story of Monkey and his brainy sister Francine. They must learn to work together and use their smarts to escape the hungry Crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining musical styles from Bollywood, to Latin, to Jazz, and featuring relatable, contemporary language and characters, the opera conveys a timely message of unity—that together, respecting individual differences and strengths, we can accomplish anything.
Sung in English with closed captioning available.
Approximately 40 minutes.
MONKEY AND FRANCINE IN THE CITY OF TIGERS was commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and developed in partnership with American Lyric Theater. Premiered by Houston Grand Opera at the Heinen Theater on February 2, 2018.