Tulsa Opera presents: The Snow Queen
On the heels of acclaimed European performances in Hamburg, Dresden and Venice and a two‐year sold-out run at the Berlin Comic Opera, Tulsa Opera presents the American premiere of The Snow Queen, a fairytale opera by Pierangelo Valtinoni that will delight adults and children alike. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story that inspired Disney’s smash hit, Frozen, this work is firmly rooted in the Italian lyric opera tradition with rousing choral numbers and tuneful arias.
When young Kai falls under the spell of the Snow Queen – who freezes the hearts of all who cross her path – Kai’s best friend, Gerda, must summon all of her courage, love and perseverance to find him in the barren tundra of the Snow Queen’s realm and melt his icy heart. This new production, created for Tulsa Opera in an English translation, features three adult professional singers and the 55 children of Tulsa Youth Opera, accompanied by the Tulsa Opera Orchestra.