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The Christmas Spider
BY CLINT BORZONI & JOHN DE LOS SANTOS
December 15, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
December 17, 2023 @ 3:00pm
Manship Theatre

 

The Christmas Spider 
by Clint Borzoni & John de los Santos

On a bitterly cold Christmas Eve, a poor woodcutter and his two children have no gifts, barely enough to eat, and are in danger of losing their home to an impatient landlady. The surprise discovery of a large, but gentle arachnid leads to a seemingly miraculous turn of good fortune for the family, reinforcing the importance of love and togetherness.

Inspired by a Ukrainian legend (which resulted in the placing of spider ornaments on Christmas trees for a lucky New Year), THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER is the third operatic collaboration between composer Clint Borzoni and librettist John de los Santos following When Adonis Calls and The Copper Queen. Their goal is to dramatize a new tale for all ages, complete with an original yuletide carol, that adds to the rich musical tapestry of the holiday canon.

"The Christmas Spider was developed by The American Opera Project in their First Chance program."

Manship Theatre/ December 15 & 17 / 2023 

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Kathryn Frady

Olha

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Charles Eaton

Fedorov

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TBA

Zoya

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TBA

Dmytro

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Michael Borowitz

Conductor

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John de los Santos

Stage Director

& Librettist

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Ivan Griffin

Assistant 

Stage Director

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Clint Borzoni

Composer

Free Pre show Talk before the show 

Make your own Christmas Spider Ornament 

Sponsored by

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