Set against the fairytale backdrop of Hans
Christian Andersen’s lighthearted tale about
a vain emperor who gets taught a valuable
lesson by his clever daughter, this charming
operatic adaptation returns to the Kennedy
Center for a limited time only! Hailed by the
Washington Times as “the perfect choice for
music-loving youngsters,” The Emperor’s New
Clothes is a great introduction to opera for
ages 7 and up with its soaring arias, beautiful
duets, and lively quartets. Ric Averill’s libretto
also adds a witty twist to Andersen’s timeless
classic with a tender love story and a howlingly
funny ending—in which the foolish king and
his ridiculous subjects get their just desserts.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.
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