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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 is generously funded by The Community Foundation or Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, The Floyd Hooker Foundation, The Roger Kresge Foundation, NYSEG, Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, Sam’s Club Vestal, and The Victor & Esther Rozen Foundation. STONE SOUP was commissioned by Fort Worth Opera and is presented by arrangement with The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc.

Tri-Cities Opera is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Productions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. General Operating Support is provided to Tri-Cities Opera by grants from the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, the United Cultural Fund of the Broome County Arts Council, and the Community Foundation for South Central New York.

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