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Houston Grand Opera will present Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers, part of its Opera to Go! series specifically designed for students.

Composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist David Johnston’s original opera was commissioned by HGO and made its world premiere in 2017. The work has gone on to have a life on other stages around the country. It may have been created for children, but it’s a hit with grownups too.

Bringing together influences from India, China, and West Africa, the opera shares the tale of Monkey and his whip-smart sister Francine, who must figure out how to work together if they want to escape the clutches of the hungry Crocodile and the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Featuring a mix of musical styles from Bollywood, opera, and jazz combined with relatable, contemporary language and characters, the opera conveys a timely message of unity.

Houston Grand Opera will present Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers, part of its Opera to Go! series specifically designed for students.

Composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist David Johnston’s original opera was commissioned by HGO and made its world premiere in 2017. The work has gone on to have a life on other stages around the country. It may have been created for children, but it’s a hit with grownups too.

Bringing together influences from India, China, and West Africa, the opera shares the tale of Monkey and his whip-smart sister Francine, who must figure out how to work together if they want to escape the clutches of the hungry Crocodile and the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Featuring a mix of musical styles from Bollywood, opera, and jazz combined with relatable, contemporary language and characters, the opera conveys a timely message of unity.

Houston Grand Opera will present Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers, part of its Opera to Go! series specifically designed for students.

Composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist David Johnston’s original opera was commissioned by HGO and made its world premiere in 2017. The work has gone on to have a life on other stages around the country. It may have been created for children, but it’s a hit with grownups too.

Bringing together influences from India, China, and West Africa, the opera shares the tale of Monkey and his whip-smart sister Francine, who must figure out how to work together if they want to escape the clutches of the hungry Crocodile and the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Featuring a mix of musical styles from Bollywood, opera, and jazz combined with relatable, contemporary language and characters, the opera conveys a timely message of unity.

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Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/monkey-and-francine-in-the-city-of-tigers-produced-by-houston-grand-opera/

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