The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Composer: Wallace DePue
Librettist: Wallace DePue
Premiere Date: July 11, 2015
Producing Company: Opera Theater Summerfest
Description: Mother Pig is forced to send her children into the world to fend for themselves. Intent upon building a house, each of the three piglets chooses to explore a different direction. Upon completion of their dwellings, each piglet has an encounter with the Big Bad Wolf. All of them leave their homes and return to Mother Pig. To their disappointment, they are tracked by the Big Bad Wolf.

The wolf tries to break into Mother Pig's house by ramming the front door with his head. He gets injured and cannot remember anything. The pigs persuade him that he is a bear. They send him "home" to Mrs. Grizzly's den. She is not pleased to receive him and says that he is really "for the birds." Convinced that he is a bird, the wolf tries to fly from a cliff and is injured even further.
As the pigs celebrate the end of the wolf, they are interrupted by Mrs. Grizzly Bear. She pounds upon the front door and begs to enter. When the pigs refuse to admit a bear into their home, Mrs. Grizzly becomes hostile and promises to return. The pigs prepare to cope with their new problem.
At the same time an opera story is unfolding on stage, the pianist is trying to present a formal piano recital on the same stage! They are surprised to become involved in the operatic action, even becoming engrossed in what is happening and providing appropriate musical accompaniment. The simultaneous activities of opera and recital finally merge with the moral of the story: “Sometimes a problem can seem to last for an eternity”!
Length: 00:40
Total Acts: 1
Contact: Not Available
To have your company’s photos included in the header rotation, send photos that are at least 1200px wide and 550px tall to Please note that submission of photos does not guarantee inclusion.
All OPERA America facilities are handicapped accessible. The National Opera Center features ground-level entry with elevators to the venue. All spaces are wheelchair accessible, and modular seating can be arranged to accommodate wheelchair users for all programs and performances. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available on all floors.
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212.796.8620 • Fax: 212.796.8621

Privacy PolicyReturns Policy
2015 Form 990FY16 Audited Financial Statement
© Copyright 1995-2017 OPERA America Inc.

Technical issue with the website? Let us know.