Now in its 11th year, Kids Euro Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in America, bringing Europe’s most talented children’s entertainers to the DC metro area each fall for two weeks of free performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, puppetry, dance, magic, and cinema. With programs both for the general public and for school groups, more than 10,000 DC-area children and their families enjoy Kids Euro Festival programs each year.
This year Italy presents:
Angelina: A Contemporary Cinderella, a 40-minute storytelling opera for ages 5 and up, is an adaption of Gioachino Rossini's classic opera La Cenerentola by MonicaLapenta, publisher and author of children books, whose mission is to help children of all ages fall in love with the opera.
If you took away the glass slippers, the pumpkin and the fairy godmother what would be left of the Cinderella story? Quite a bit! – is the answer.
You get a prince looking for a princess, a neglected girl, some juicy sibling rivalry and a wise philosopher.
There’s also one thing that is mentioned in the fairy tale but made very explicit in the opera. Why is Cinderella able to overcome all the hardships in her path? It’s because of her kindness and decency — which we know from the opera’s full title, La Cenerentola, ossia La Bonta in Trionfo — that is, “Cinderella, or Goodness Triumphant.”
A fun and engaging mix of music and storytelling promoting tolerance, acceptance and respect.
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Sidney Harman Hall: Forum
610 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
This event is FREE, however reservations are required.