October 1, 2019
CIM Opera Theater Presents The Juniper Tree
CIM Opera Theater—with director Dean Southern, conductor Harry Davidson and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra—will present The Juniper Tree October 31, November 2 and November 3 in Mixon Hall. Performances will feature original films by students from the Cleveland Institute of Art, filmed on location at Hale Farm and Village.
The Juniper Tree is based on one of the Brothers Grimm’s darkest, most mature tales, taking the idea of the "evil stepmother" to the extreme! A boy is murdered by his jealous stepmother and then fed in a stew to his unsuspecting father. The boy’s half-sister buries the bones under a juniper tree, after which the boy is transformed into a bird and exacts revenge on his stepmother. The boy is magically restored to his human form, and the family lives happily ever after.
Philip Glass and Robert Moran composed music in alternating scenes for their 1984 opera, which is at once shocking, horrifying, beautiful, tuneful and uplifting.
Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:
Thursday, October 31 | 7:30pm | Mixon Hall | Reserve Tickets
Saturday, November 2 | 7:30pm | Mixon Hall | Reserve Tickets
Sunday, November 3 | 7:30pm | Mixon Hall | Reserve Tickets
Additional information about the works:
Music by Philip Glass and Robert Moran | Libretto by Arthur Yorinks
©1985 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. | Used by Permission
This event is funded in part by a grant from the John P. Murphy Foundation.