Marble City Opera's "The Christmas Spider" is a heartwarming story based on a Ukrainian legend
Melony Dodson talks with Kathryn Frady, soprano and Executive Artistic Director of Marble City Opera, about the one-act holiday opera based on a Ukrainian legend, "The Christmas Spider"
If you belong to the group of people who celebrate the "12 days of Christmas", which ends on January 6th, but are disappointed that holiday performances and festivities have all wrapped up, then you are in luck, because Marble City Opera (MCO) has a one-act holiday opera coming up on Saturday, January 6th. The Christmas Spider is an original opera, co-produced by Marble City Opera and Opera Louisane, with music by Clint Borzoni and libretto by John de los Santos. This heartwarming story is based on a Ukrainian legend, which shares a story of love, kindness, and togetherness. Performances are on January 6th at St. John's Cathedral in downtown Knoxville at 2:30 and 5pm. Kids attend for free, as part of TN's Penny for the Arts program, and there is an opportunity for audience members to meet the cast in between the two performances during a "meet and greet" reception during which refreshments will be provided.
Tickets and additional information are available at https://www.marblecityopera.com/
To watch a short video retelling the story with excerpts of music from the opera: https://www.facebook.com/MarbleCityOpera/videos/1496366671143614